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Installation of WinZip (shareware version)

IT Help Central - Installation of WinZip (shareware version)

To Illustrated Instructions

Step 1:  Go to http://www.winzip.com to download the latest shareware version of WinZip.  Click the area on the web page labeled "Download 8.0 Evaluation Version".  You'll be directed to another web page giving you the choice of two download locations.  Download the file (winzip80.exe) to your hard drive.

Step 2:  The installation program has to be executed in order to install WinZip. When the icon is clicked, a dialog box appears giving you the choice to install or cancel the installation of WinZip 8.0.

Step 3:  After clicking the Setup button, you are given the option of choosing the location of the installation. By default, "C:\Program Files\WinZip" is selected. Click the OK button to install the program to that location.

Step 4:  After you click OK, an information window appears giving features information for the WinZip program. As stated, click F1 for context sensitive help and complete documentation. To continue the installation process, click the Next > button to continue.

Step 5:  You will then be presented with a licensing agreement to which you must agree for the installation to proceed. You even have the option to view the License agreement. To continue the installation, just click the Yes button.

Step 6:  The next screen presented gives the option for mode of operation. In this instance, we will choose to operate in the "Classic" mode. To enable this option, choose the radio button next to the "Start with WinZip Classic" option and then click the Next > button.

Step 7:  After the classic mode of operation is chosen, you are given the choice of type of setup to undertake. For most users, the "Express setup" option is the best choice and is the one chosen here.

Step 8:  With the Express setup option chosen, the rest of the program installs without any more prompting and at the conclusion of the installation, you are presented with a final notification.

Step 9:  A program group "WinZip" is also created with shortcuts for program operation. If the program is not started, click on the WinZip 8.0 icon to start the program.

Upon completion of installation, the WinZip program starts in "Classic mode".  Here, you have the option to open ZIP files or to create them.

Additionally, a "Tip of the Day" window opens upon startup of WinZip. In this window, you are given the option of showing the tips or not showing the tips.

Illustrated Instructions

Step 1:  Go to http://www.winzip.com to download the latest shareware version of WinZip.  Click the area on the web page labeled "Download 8.0 Evaluation Version".  You'll be directed to another web page giving you the choice of two download locations.  Download the file (winzip80.exe) to your hard drive.

[ Download WinZip from the website. ]

When the download is completed, the icon for the installation program should look like the following graphic.

[ Click this icon to install the program. ]

Step 2:  The above icon is the installation program and has to be executed in order to install WinZip. When the icon is clicked, the following dialog box appears giving you the choice to install or cancel the installation of WinZip 8.0.

[ Click "Setup" to install WinZip. ]

Step 3:  After clicking the Setup button, you are given the option of choosing the location of the installation. By default, "C:\Program Files\WinZip" is selected. Click the OK button to install the program to that location.

[ Select the location that you want save WinZip. ]

Step 4:  After you click OK, an information window appears giving features information for the WinZip program.  As stated on the below graphic, click F1 for context sensitive help and complete documentation.  To continue the installation process, click the Next > button to continue.

[ Click Next to continue with installation. ]

Step 5:  You will then be presented with a licensing agreement to which you must agree for the installation to proceed. You even have the option to view the License agreement. To continue the installation, just click the Yes button.

[ Click Yes to continue the installation. ]

Step 6:  The next screen presented gives the option for mode of operation.  In this instance, we will choose to operate in the "Classic" mode.  To enable this option, choose the radio button next to the "Start with WinZip Classic" option and then click the Next > button.

[ Choose "Start with WinZip Classic" and then choose "Next" ]

Step 7:  After the classic mode of operation is chosen, you are given the choice of setup to undertake.  For most users, the "Express setup" option is the best choice and is the one chosen here.

[ Choose which option you would like to use, then click "Next" ]

Step 8:  With the Express setup option chosen, the rest of the program installs without any more prompting and at the conclusion of the installation, you are presented with the following notification.

[ Notification of the completion of the installtion. ]

Step 9:  A program group "WinZip" is also created with shortcuts for program operation.  If the program is not started, click on the WinZip 8.0 icon to start the program.

[ "WinZip" program group and its contents. ]

Upon completion of installation, the WinZip program starts in "Classic mode".  Here, you have the option to open ZIP files or to create them.

 [ Create or save Zipped files. ]

Additionally, a "Tip of the Day" window opens upon startup of WinZip.  In this window, you are given the option of showing the tips or not showing the tips.

[ WinZip gives you the "Tip of the Day", each time the application is opened. ]