How to Download Files

This guide describes the basic process involved in downloading software from a web site.

  1. First, start the download by clicking on a download link. A typical download link may look something like this: Download

  2. With many browsers, you are presented with a dialog that asks if you want to "Open" or "Save" the file.

    Choose the Save option.

  3. Next, your browser may ask where you want to save the file.

    It's a good idea to save downloads in a special folder, such as "C:\My Downloads\" to make it easier to find them.

    Be sure to make a note of where you save the file and what the filename is before you click the "Save" button.

  4. While the file is downloading, a progress display may be shown.

  5. After the download is complete, find the file that was just saved to your computer.

    Now just double click on the file to install the software you just downloaded.

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