downloading files and programs from internet

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How to download files and programs?

When you are browsing the internet, you stumble upon a program, shareware or freeware that you would like to download and install on your computer. Just follow these steps to do that.
  1. First bring the cursor on top of the file or program that you wish to download. The arrow cursor will turn from 'arrow' to a 'hand'. Then click on that place.
  2. Then, click on 'Save' or 'Save to disk'. You will be prompted to select the location in your computer harddisk where you would like to store this file. A good practice is to make a folder in your C drive with the name 'downloads' and then use this folder for all your downloaded files and programs. Otherwise, you can choose your desktop as the destination, so that when the download is finished you can easily locate the file from your desktop.
  3. Now the file will start downloading. While it is being downloaded a small dialog box with the title 'Saving Location' will show the % of the file that is already downloaded. Once it is fully downloaded the dialog box will show 'Download completed'. You will also get a 'Beep' sound.
  4. Once the download is complete, you can click on the 'open' button on the 'download competed' dialog box.

    4.1 If the file you downloaded is an .EXE (Executable) file then the application will install itself on the computer.
    4.1 If it is a .zip file then the WinZip program will open the file with its contents. In this case you can extract all these files to any of your local folders and then look for an .EXE program such as install.exe or setup.exe and double click on it install the application.

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