Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope
The installation process for software depends on your operating system and the program you are installing. As a result of these many combinations, we have created the steps below as a general guideline. The following does not cover errors during the installation process, as they are too vast for one page. Search our site for further information on specific errors during the setup.
- Make sure your computer meets the system requirements of the program, game, or utility you are attempting to install.
- The manual, or a README file, usually contains instructions on how to install a program. Find it online at the software website or in a text file in the same directory as the installation files.
- If you have problems installing software, or it takes a long time, close or disable any other running programs.
- After installing a new program, if it