Join Jason Ruediger for an in-depth discussion in this video Software installation, part of IT Help Desk for Beginners.
- [Jason] Hello, and welcome back to IT Help Desk for Beginners. In this video, we will cover, how to install software and apps from the app store. First I'd like to point out that some applications, when you download and install them, such as Java, Adobe Reader, so forth, so forth, applications like that and other third-party apps, when you download and install them, they want you to install other software, too, so it's like a bundled software application that you're installing, which we don't generally want, especially in a business environment.
So when you go through and install them, you select custom and then you go through and you uncheck those boxes, and it's kind of annoying. So one website that I've discovered that I really enjoy, and works really well, is called ninite.com. Now we'll see here that it uses https and is a secure website.
Here we have Web Browsers, Compression, Messaging, and all these other ones in these categories. We can select certain ones, so say I want to put, Google Chrome on here, I want to install 7-Zip on here, let me see what else, maybe you're gonna want... Let's do Foxit Reader, now we can do Dropbox, you can do Malwarebytes. I mean you can select multiple ones, right? And when we download and install it, we can even do Java.
You'll notice that it doesn't ask you, or it doesn't give you the option to select, custom install and go through and uncheck these boxes. Well, is what Ninite has done, is they went in there, and they put these packages together, so that none of that stuff, none of that junk, gets installed, ever. So we'll just select these, we'll Get Installer, so wait for it to download.
Okay when it's ready, we just select Run to install. As you can see here, it has the list of applications that we want to install, and it's going one by one. While it's installing one, it starts downloading the other. And you see Java 8, Java x64 8, that's because that's 64-bit. Okay so you saw Chrome installed successfully, it's still downloading Java 8, so once it finishes it'll start installing it and then downloading the next. So I'm gonna go ahead and pause the video here, and I'll pick back up when this is all finished.
Okay I'm back, and we see here, that each one of these installed successfully. It says OK, so we click finish. And you can see over here we have Foxit Reader, we have Goog Chrome, we have Malwarebytes, we have Dropbox, and Java was installed there as well, and so was 7-Zip, and we can verify 7-Zip is good to go. Let's go to Downloads, and we go here, see now we have this 7-Zip in here. Now we can compress, archive.
Okay, now to install apps from the app store, you just click on the app icon, app store icon, and here you just go through, and you choose which app you want. Since I'm a big Netflix user, I'll click on Netflix. It's gonna give me some information, and select Free. And it's gonna ask me to sign in into an account.
Now depending on the user that is logged in, this account will be attached to their profile. So, I guess you can have a business account, you could use that, but if it's for each individual user, then they'll have to sign in with their credentials in order to get this to work. So that's something to be mindful of. It may be useful to create a generic business one, that only the IT people know, so when they go in here to install applications that's needed for business, they use those credentials to download and install.
That's all I have for this video, please stay tuned for the next video, where we go over removing, or in other words, uninstalling software and applications from the computer, see you there.
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