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#1 Luvkitty

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:00 PM

Hello,

I was downloading Firefox, and the box that comes up asks whether or not I want to run or save it. The directions said to run it, which I did, but I'm wondering what the difference is as I download a lot of things and usually save it.

Thanks so much!
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:10 PM

Users choice. If you think you will need the "setup" program
sometime later, feel free to save it. Only drawback is they take
up disk space. If you have a large hard drive you can always
create a folder and keep them all together.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:19 AM

Thank you!!! Makes sense!!

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:17 AM

If I'm downloading say installation files for a firewall or anti-virus then i normally save these in case i have to re-install the program at a later date, saves downloading again :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:18 AM

If I'm downloading say installation files for a firewall or anti-virus then i normally save these in case i have to re-install the program at a later date, saves downloading again :thumbsup:


This works sometimes, but I find that software manufacturers often release new versions very often now, so it's probably best just to re-visit the site and download the newer version.
But most FW and AV will update inside the software I guess.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:23 AM

This works sometimes, but I find that software manufacturers often release new versions very often now, so it's probably best just to re-visit the site and download the newer version.
But most FW and AV will update inside the software I guess.


I was going to say thats what updates are for. Most software will let you know when there's an update available anyways.
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