Join Suzanna Kaye for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing LastPass software on PC, part of LastPass Password Management Fundamentals.
- There are two ways to install the free software from LastPass. You can use the link provided after you set up your account, or by visiting LastPass.com. We'll go to the home page of LastPass.com to install our software. I'll install using the Chrome browser. Your installation process may be a little different depending on your computer's operating system and the browser you use, but a lot of the steps will be the same. LastPass software is free. Once you're on the home page, click the middle red button labeled Download Free.
LastPass will determine for you which download it believes is best for your computer. You can choose a different download option by clicking any of the choices in the large red and gray menu bar, such as Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. We'll use the recommended download, which includes the universal installer for browser extensions in the major browsers. To begin the download, click the red download button on the right side of your screen next to your installer of choice. Depending on your computer system, you may have a pop up window asking you to confirm if you would like to run the program or you may see a download in the bottom of your screen like mine.
Finish installing like you would normally. For me, I'll click the downloaded file link. Accept any authorizations to download during this process as well. In the next screen, choose your language. Then, click the large red button labeled Install LastPass. You may receive a request to close any open browsers. If you do, click the red button labeled close programs. Make sure you save any work you need in your open browser windows before you click this button. Once you click the button, all browser windows will close and any unsaved data will be lost.
In the next window, click the button labeled Log in to Existing Account. Enter the email and master password you set up in the previous movie where we created your account. Then, click the red Log In button on the bottom right of the window. If you have any passwords stored within your browsers, you may recieve a notice asking if you'd like to import them into your LastPass. You can choose to import all of these passwords and have LastPass delete them out of your browser. Your passwords are more secure within LastPass than they are in your browser, so this is a recommended action. If you choose not to import your browser passwords, you can click the bottom No Thanks button in red.
Click the red Import button in the bottom right if you would like LastPass to import these passwords and delete them from your computer. They'll then be available in your LastPass vault. I'm going to choose to import mine. LastPass is now installed on your computer. In the next movie, we'll talk about enabling the LastPass extension in your browsers, which will make your work with LastPass much easier.
First, learn how to set up and use LastPass on desktops, phones, and tablets; upload existing passwords and generate new ones; organize data; and work with identities and Secure Notes. Then discover how to share logins and folders with others, sync data, use the LastPass Tab and LastPass Wallet apps, and understand best practices for adjusting LastPass security settings and alerts.
- Creating a complex master password
- Creating a LastPass account
- Installing LastPass
- Uploading logins
- Using form fill profiles and secure notes
- Sharing logins
- Adjusting security settings
- Auditing your security with LastPass
- Backing up and syncing LastPass data
Skill Level Beginner
Q: My screen doesn't match the LastPass interface shown in the course. What changed?
- The order of the items in the left-hand menu is slightly different, and Settings was renamed Account Settings.
- The folder icons in the vault have a slightly different look.
- The security login option for grid authentication is no longer offered in the Account Settings' Security tab; it is only in the Multifactor tab.
- The security keyboard is no longer a grey button under the login, but a keyboard icon within the password box.
- Menus in the Tools menu open a bit differently, though all items are in the same order and have the same names.
- The popup box to share a login has a slightly different look and no longer shows the option of sharing a password only or a full login.
- In the top menu, they added a Credit Monitoring option and moved the Tutorials option to the left-side menu.
- When adding a login, the Add to Favorites option is now at the top of the dialogue box and the other settings are accessed by clicking a link at the bottom called Advanced Settings. Previously, they were always visible.