Download Programs
Install Programs Quiz 9 Stretch

You can get a program over the Internet by "downloading" it. That is, you go to a Web site and follow a series of steps that will transfer a copy of a program to your computer over the Internet.For example, you can download the latest version of IE5 over the Internet by going to the Microsoft site.

It often takes several minutes or even hours to download a program. It all depends on your modem speed, the size of the file, and how many other people are downloading from the same site.

To download a program:

1) Go to the Web site you want to download from.

2) Follow the site's particular download instructions. This will vary from site to site, but most sites have some type of "Download Now" button that you click. The File Download dialog box appears.

A download button.

3) Click the radio button beside "Save this program to disk" and click OK in the File Download dialog box. The Save As dialog box appears.


4) Click the directory on your computer where you want to store the downloaded program. Make sure you remember the directory. You'll need this information when you install the downloaded program.

Download the file into the temp directory.

TIP: You can make a special "temp" directory where you save all your downloaded files. Then you'll know just where to find them.

A downloading box appears, showing the estimated time it will take to complete the download. The downloading box also shows the files being copied to your computer. Now, all you do is wait while the download takes place.

The downloading box estimates how long you'll have to wait.


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