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    Need your recommendation.

    Hi,

    Except "install" software, are there any words or phrases I can use?


    Thanks a lot


    My teacher (Chinese who teachs English) told me "set up", I looked it up but I thought it might not work, may I have your opinion?

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    Re: Need your recommendation.

    Hi Silverobama

    As a NES, but not a teacher, I would always install software, but the file I would use to perform the installation is invariably called "setup.exe" or variants of "setup.exe" including the software's name.

    Hope this helps
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    Re: Need your recommendation.

    I think set up is ok. Many people use that phrasal verb. My brother is a programmer he said it is ok to use. much more interesting that the verb install

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    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As a NES, but not a teacher, I would always install software
    This is incorrect - "install" changes operation system cofiguration and register in it (for ex., in MS Windows registry) components and processes usually running some executable wizard. The installed software then appears in Window's GUI - Start-->Porgrams. Nothing of this is possible, for example, on shared web hosting where software is deployed (i.e. files are just copied in order to be run).

    There are no absolute synonyms but related terms are: setup, deploy, initialize, build in, embed, activate, register, sign up

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    Re: Need your recommendation.

    Hi Silverobama

    Maybe I need to rephrase my previous comment

    As a NES, but neither a teacher nor a web hosting specialist (which I presume from your query you also are not) I would expect to have to install almost all software, these days, on my own stand-alone PC.

    If, however, I were a web hosting specialist, or an IT specialist with responsibility for a company's main program server, I presumably may have to install it on the web hosting facility/server prior to being able to deploy it to others.

    I trust this covers vgv8's points.

    Best regards
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    Re: Need your recommendation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As a NES, but neither a teacher nor a web hosting specialist (which I presume from your query you also are not) I would expect to have to install almost all software, these days, on my own stand-alone PC
    I am just curious - the non-IT (or non-web hosting) specialists never launch software by double-clicking the exectubles (runnables), for example, files with extension .exe without installing them on their PC?

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    Re: install

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    This is incorrect
    Microsoft, along with many others, talk about installing software, so to say it is incorrect is not a reflection of the ordinary usage of the term install software. Specialists may use terms differently but the ordinary user installs software.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...stallprog.mspx

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