Building Your Own Home For Dummies
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It’s easy to download a file from the Internet. But be careful! Do not randomly download files, and never download a file you did not request. Make sure you only download files from people and organizations you trust.

Click the link or graphical image that begins the download.

Click the link or graphical image that begins the download.

Sometimes, clicking the link starts the download immediately, and sometimes you’re taken to another page. Be patient; eventually you get the file.

If the Information Bar warning appears, click the Close button.

If the Information Bar warning appears, click the Close button.

This protects you from downloading anything dangerous.

Click the Information bar.

Click the Information bar.

A pop-up menu appears.

Choose Download File.

Choose Download File.

A File Download dialog box appears.

Click the Save button.

Click the Save button.

You should click the Save button because it allows you to reinstall the program more easily if something goes wrong. Choose Open only if you’re directed to do so.

Click the Save button in the Save As dialog box.

Click the Save button in the Save As dialog box.

Generally speaking, the filename and location are fine. The Internet uses the same filename as the original file, which is generally a description of what you’re downloading, plus maybe a version number. The file’s location is the Downloads folder, which is perfect. It’ll take a few minutes for your file to be copied from the Internet to your computer.

To immediately install the program, click the Open button.

To immediately install the program, click the Open button.

Follow the directions on the screen to finish the installation. The directions are specific to whatever you’re installing.

About This Article

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About the book authors:

Kevin Daum has 22 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry. He is founder and CEO of Stratford Financial Services. Daum has financed more than 800 custom homes and has published numerous articles on construction financing, mortgage education, and entrepreneurship. Janice Brewster served as editor of Log Home Living magazine for five years.  Brewster has been involved in the custom home industry for more than 10 years. Peter Economy is a best-selling business author, ghostwriter, development editor, and publishing consultant with more than 100 books, including several Dummies books, to his credit.

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