How to Install YouTube Downloader

By N.E. Peabody

YouTube Downloader is a program that allows you to download streaming video from YouTube, MySpace Video, Google Video and numerous other sources and save the video to your hard drive. These simple step-by-step instructions show Windows Vista users how to download and install the program and begin using it today.

Things You'll Need

  • Intel Pentium 233 MHz or better (equivalent processor works, too)
  • Windows Vista
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • Adobe Flash Player

Step 1

Click on the CNet YouTube Downloader link in Resources below. Click on "Download Now." Your download should begin automatically. If it doesn't, click on the link reading "Your download will begin in a moment. If it doesn't, click here to try again."

Step 2

Click "Run" when the download is complete. Vista will try to warn you that the software is made by an unverified publisher. Click "Run" again.

Step 3

Follow the instructions provided by the setup program. Be sure you unclick the "Install SearchMe Toolbar" option when it pops up. You don't want this program installing some random search bar in your Web browser. That would be annoying in the long run. When it's all over, click "Finish."

Step 4

Go to your Start menu and click "All Programs." Scroll down to the YouTube Downloader folder. Open it. Click on the "YouTube Downloader" icon.

Step 5

Tell the program your video's URL, and you can begin downloading in no time.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be careful when downloading strange software. On CNet, you can see that software has been scanned and is spyware-free. Only download from trustworthy sources.