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shirlwin January 18th, 2008 12:11 AM

What do I do Next
 
I would be very thankful for some assistance once a Program is dwnloaded.Its in the Library, has to be unzipped then what. I'm new
and would appreciate any help. Using Laptop. Pen 4 etc.
Im sorry if I have not got the name of the Title correct? Did not
know where to post. Thanks shirlwin

Lord of the Rings January 18th, 2008 03:21 AM

If it is a complete installer, then find Setup file & open it. Many programs shared are not complete.

itsbkn January 18th, 2008 06:10 AM

The "zip" files I've used are self installing. But as a suggestion, (and by no means do I know if this is the correct way of doing this), when I download a new program I go to My Computer, find Programs, and copy all the files into a new folder. Then I make a shortcut from the .exe file and place it on my Desktop. So far it seems to work.
If anyone out there is reading this thread and rolling your eyes because I'm mistaken and dumb, please feel free to let me know the correct way of loading programs. I always like to learn the "how to's".
Good luck and thanks.

AaronWalkhouse January 18th, 2008 10:56 PM

If there is no setup program then that'll do. Only the smallest and most primitive programs
come without installers these days.

itsbkn January 19th, 2008 06:54 AM

What do I do next?
 
Aaron: Thank you for the response. It's comforting to know,occassionally my methodology is correct. I know very little anymore about how computers operate, but I don't fear them. Unfortunately this causes me some serious problems sometimes. But nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Besides, I feel very proud and satisfied when I can perform a task successfully or fix a problem on my own. It's what keeps me coming back.


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