Almost all software programs have their own built-in installation programs. Installing the software is as easy as running this built-in program.
If the program you're installing comes on a CD-ROM, just insert the program's main or installation CD in your computer's CD-ROM drive. The program's installation program should then start automatically, and all you have to do is follow the onscreen instructions.
If the installation program
start automatically, you have to launch it manually. To do this, follow these steps:
Click the Start button to display the Start menu.
If this process doesn't work, try entering
. (Some older programs have this different
for their installation programs.)
When the Run dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 11.1, enter
in the Open box. (Replace
with the letter of your CD-ROM drive; if your CD-ROM is drive D, you'd enter
Figure 11.1. Enter the location and name of the installation program in the Run dialog box.