Downloading Files

Downloading files from the internet is somewhat different for the various browsers. Generally, when you click on a download, a 'Save As' window will open. You may have the option to 'Open' or 'Save to Disk'. Select the 'Save to Disk' option. This will open a 'Save As' window. Select your Desktop in the 'Save In' field. Do not change the name of the file. Click 'Save', this will begin the downloading process. Downloading times vary depending on the speed of your connection and the size of the download.

When the download is complete, you'll have an icon on your desktop with the name of the file you downloaded. Double click on the icon to open it. If the download file is a ZIP file, you'll need to extract the files before installing. After double clicking or opening the downloaded file, click on 'Extract All Files' in the window that opens. With the file extracted, in Vista or Windows 7, click on 'Setup' with your RIGHT hand mouse button and select 'Run as Administrator'. With Windows XP or earlier, just double click on 'Setup'. It is recommended that you install the software into the default directory. After installation is complete, you can access the program with the 'Start' menu or directly from the DAPro icon installed on your desktop. (Click 'Start', 'Programs', 'Steinhoff & Associates', 'DAPro'). After you have successfully installed, the download file itself is no longer needed. You can delete it by clicking on it 1 time to highlight it and then press the 'Delete' key on your keyboard to move it to your Recycle bin.