To download and install a file, follow these steps:
- Click on one of the download links on the download page.
- With most browsers, a window will pop up asking you if you want to 'open' or 'save' the file. Choose 'Save'.
- Your browser should then ask you what folder you want to save the file in. Usually it will automatically go to whatever folder you last saved a file in. When this window appears you should also make a note of the name of the file - you will need to know that to find it later.
- Your browser will then begin downloading the file. How long this takes depends on the size of the file, the speed of your connection, and the level of Internet traffic at the time.
- When the file is done downloading, start Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) and go to the folder where you saved the file.
- Double-click on the name of the file (example: for the trial version of Spanish Whiz, the filename would be "spanwhiz-trial-install.exe" (without the quotes) though you may see it as "spanwhiz-trial-install" without the '.exe' on the end).
- Double-click on it and an installation program will come up. Follow the on- screen instructions in the installation program.
If you have problems:
If you can't find the file you downloaded, you must know the filename (for example, "spanwhiz-trial-install"). If you know the filename, you can click on the Windows 'Start' button, and then use 'Find', 'Files or Folders'... and do a search on the filename to find where the file is located on your computer, and then follow the process described just above.
Related tip: It's a good idea to create a special folder (called C:\downloads, for example) where you save downloaded files. Then you will always know where they are.