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How Do I Install Programs????

by moranacus / May 24, 2011 3:59 AM PDT

I just bought a new laptop and am seeing how Windows 7
works. What do you do when you want to install a new
I don't see that option in the lower left corner like I did with
Windows XP Blush

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I just download, save to the Desktop,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 4:05 AM PDT

scan with my anti-virus, then if t is virus free, click to run the installer.

Not sure what that option is in the lower left-hand corner. I never had that with XP.


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Start Button
by moranacus / May 24, 2011 4:47 AM PDT

When I clicked on the Start button in the lower left corner of the task bar then was a RUN option there.
I don't see that option now.

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I see what you mean.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 4:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Start Button

To get that back, right click the Taskbar, select Properties, then click the Start Menu tab.

Click the "Customize" button, then scroll down until you find the "Run command" entry. Tick that, then OK/Apply/OK out.

That will place the Run command back in to the Start Menu listing, right hand side.


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by moranacus / May 24, 2011 8:13 AM PDT
In reply to: I see what you mean.

Thanks for answering my question!!!!
My desk top computer still has Windows XP
but I'm experimenting and learning how Windows 7
works on my lap top. I can see if programs that I
like work will in the Windows 7 environment.

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It depends on where the file comes from.
by orlbuckeye / May 25, 2011 2:55 AM PDT

If you go to Best Buy and buy say MS Office it comes on a DVD. You have to insert the DVD and it will have a routine on it that will automatically start the DVD and the installer will run. Once it runs a installer wizard will pop up and ask questions. You will then see buttons that say next or cancel. The installer will go through all the processes then probably at the end you have to hit the finish button.

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Thanks Also
by moranacus / May 25, 2011 4:12 AM PDT

Thanks for your reply also!!!!
Windows 7 is so much different then XP.

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