Once the downloading process begins, a status or progress display will appear. Unless you selected Open (see step 3) the display will change to show that the download is successfully completed once the download is complete.
If you selected Open in step 3, the software package will automatically begin to run once the download is complete.
Here is what my Microsoft Internet ExplorerTM progress display looks like under Windows 2000®:
Cancel or Quit lets you stop where you are and discard anything which has been partially downloaded. Otherwise, the progress will be monitored until the download is complete.
If you chose Open in Step 3, the installation or upgrade will begin.
If you chose Save in Step 3, the final display signals that the download is complete and offers the option for you to start the installation or upgrade:
Open saves the software just downloaded and starts the installation or upgrade.
In this example the DynaCaptionTM help system downloaded was saved as DynaCaption.chm in the DynaCaption subdirectory on the computer's C: drive.
Open Folder will let you pick any file you want to open and run. You'll be presented with a list of all the files in the folder where the downloads were put.
Close simply ends the downloading process.
No matter which option you choose, the downloaded software packages will be stored safely.
Not every Internet browser will offer these Open/Open Folder options. But all will at least give you a message saying that the download is complete and ask for an acknowledgement - such as clicking on an OK button or a Close button.
To makes matters a just a bit more confusing, the screen displays on Opera, NetscapeTM or even different versions of Internet ExplorerTM will look different from this example. But take your time and you'll quickly recognize the end of the download process.
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