How do I install software downloaded in a Zip file?

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Unzip and Install

If the software you downloaded came in a Zip file (.zip or .zipx) and it includes a Setup program, one option you have is to open the Zip file, a window will pop up and select No, just show me its contents to view the installation file. Double-click on the installer and click on Yes, open this file to start the installation process of the software in the Zip File.

When the WinZip install feature is used, it performs these functions:

  1. WinZip extracts all the files to a temporary folder
  2. The Setup program (setup.exe) is run
  3. WinZip deletes the temporary folder and files

If you have difficulty installing the software, you could look in the Zip file for a ReadMe file (readme.txt, readme.doc, etc) which may include instructions. Otherwise, questions concerning your downloaded software should be directed to the person or company from whom you received the software.

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