Setup.exe is a software file commonly found on the Windows operating systems. It is a .exe type file, meaning that it is executable. This file is commonly used by software programs for installations and used by your operating system to run critical components.
File Location: On Your Computer
Power your computer on. Allow it to boot up fully before continuing.
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Click on the start menu in the lower left corner of your screen. If You are running Windows XP, click the "search" button. For Windows Vista/Windows 7 users, the bar at the bottom of the menu will be used.
Type "setup.exe" into the search field. For Windows XP users, hit the "enter" key once you type this. For Windows Vista/Windows 7 users, it will automatically start searching for you.
Double click on the proper setup file once the list finishes populating. It will now begin running, and you may need to follow certain prompts to finish the setup.
File Location: On A Disc
Open your CD drive and insert the disc into the computer, face side up.
Click on the start menu in the lower left corner of the screen, and click on the "My Computer" option.
Double click on the CD drive option. On most standard computers, this is the "D:" drive.
Navigate the folders until you find the setup.exe file. Often times, this can be found in the base level of the CD's file path.
Double click the setup.exe file once you have located it. This will automatically start the file running, and you may need to follow some prompts to finish your task.
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When searching for the file on a CD, you may still use the search program, however multiple instances of the file may show up.
Ensure never to remove or relocate the setup.exe file. Doing so may compromise critical system components and may cause system errors.