Unfortunately the answer to your question is yes and no.
Some applications are downloaded as a package that you execute once it has been placed on your machine. An example of this might be adobe acrobat reader. When you download that file onto your machine, you must hen execute it to do the installation. Others are actually done in two parts and require yu to stay online, such as windows updates, which download compressed files into a temporary directory, which are then unpacked and installed.
Consider downloading something (executable or a picture or a document etc.) that places a file on your machine. Installation is the process of installing software, whether following a download or via a CDROM or otherwise.
Hope that helps.
I guess I just don?t understand the difference between downloading a program and installing it. I wasn?t able to find a good explanation online. One place said this:
"Downloading - This is moving a file that's on the Internet onto your computer. Just click a download link on a web site and save the file to your hard disk."
Installing - When you install something, you basically "put" the program on your computer so you can use it. Normally this is done via a setup program or "wizard" to make installation easy. Once you're finished installing a program, you can usually run it from your Start Menu, Programs area.
So it says that both terms mean putting something on your computer. That?s confusing to me.
After I download a program from the web, do I need to still need be connected to the download website to install it? If I shut down without installing it, is it still there for me to install when I boot up again? If I partially download and get interrupted, is the partial download still on my camputer?
Thanks for any clarification. Jerry