Installing a Software Program

Most software today is automatic installation. What that means is that when you place your CD into the CD Rom, the computer will automatically start to install the program.

  1. Place CD in CD Rom. Close the CD Rom door.

  2. Wait until the installation Wizard Starts and then answer the questions that it asks.

  3. If you are asked to "reboot" (restart) your computer, close out of the programs that are running and shut down the computer. Wait a minute and turn it back on.


* If you are unsure how to answer the questions that are being asked by the computer, just look for the dotted box around the answers. It's the computers way of telling you that that is the answer to choose.

* If the software doesn't automatically start the installation process, then double click on My Computer and then on Control Panel. Look for Add/Remove Programs and double click on that. Make sure the CD is in the CD Rom and then click on Install. Then follow steps 2 and 3 listed above.

* Not all software programs will get you to reboot your computer, but most will.

* To delete or uninstall a software program, just go into Add/Remove programs (located in My Computer and then in Control Panel), and click on remove program. Answer yes to the question about deleting it. Click on apply and then O.K.

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