A press of a button brings a gleeful grin: the downloading process is beginning and you are able to claim a wanted program. No dollars were demanded. No contracts were required. You just chose what you needed and wait now for it to respond. It should be simple.
It’s not, however. Because the program won’t install. It’s stumbling along, its progress stilted. You try again, but the results are the same. The connection can’t be made.
And now the reason must be discovered.
The need to download can often be undone by simple problems. If you are using a program like xvid, then you might need to consult the XviD FAQ to find the answer. These must be understood by users so they can be combated quickly — and without concern:
- One: Licensing. Downloads, you assume, should be free. They should not demand fees. This is not a truth you can rely on, however. Many programs available online were purchased first from manufacturers, licensed to specific computers. When these are uploaded onto forums, they’ve already been registered and cannot be used again. Be certain the applications you choose aren’t already registered for use.
- Two: Incompatibility. Software is not a magnanimous thing, willing to offer itself to all users and systems. Instead it’s limited by rules and age. Certain programs can’t be installed if they contradict a platform — whether through their editions, hard-drive requirements or inability to work with already established applications. Research every download carefully to see if it can be used.
- Three: Connection. The purpose of downloading is to spare yourself the horrors of high prices and tedious crowds. The Internet is meant to be a haven, allowing you to choose what you wish without delay. This process is defined by connections, however, and these can often be slow. During peak times users may find even singular downloads impossible, with installations failing. Try to schedule attempts during less common hours to avoid sputtering signals.
Note these complications so they can be properly addressed in the future.