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Chapter 6. Programs and Documents > Installing Software

6.10. Installing Software

Today, almost all new software comes to your PC from one of two sources: a CD or the Internet. The era of floppy-disk installers is over; you'd need a wheelbarrow to hold all the floppies required to install the average program these days.

Modern software usually comes with an installer program that's designed to transfer the software files to the correct places on your hard drive. The installer also adds the new program's name to the Start→All Programs menu, tells Windows about the kinds of files (file extensions) it can open, and makes certain changes to your Registry (Section 15.10).


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