How to Download and Install RealPlayer® for Windows
Start by downloading the latest free version of RealPlayer® from the RealNetworks web page at http://www.real.com/player/8/. Select the RealPlayer Basic link at the lower left corner of the screen.
Fill out your email address, country, operating system, language, and type of connection. If you are working on the NIH campus, choose "T3 or greater." If you are dialing in from a remote location, choose "Dial up 56K." Click the button at the bottom of the screen to start the download.
There are three forms of RealPlayer Basic. Minimum is enough to watch NIH VideoCasts.
Seattle Washington is the nearest download location to the NIH campus.
Save the program to disk.
Save the program to your desktop. Do not rename the file.
Windows will automatically download the RealPlayer program and create a launch icon. Double-click the "rp8-setup.exe" icon to start the installation wizard.
The installer will lead you through a series of questions and instructions. After reading or making selections on each screen, click Next to continue the installation.
Agree to the terms of the license.
The installer should default to putting RealPlayer into your Program Files directory.
You do not need any of the installation options. Click the check mark next to each option to deselect it.
RealPlayer will change your browser's home page unless you click "Keep my current home page."
Supply your email address and keep the "Send Electronic Registration" option. Remove the "Email me about product news" option by clicking on the check box.
If you will be viewing RealPlayer from the NIH campus, choose "10Mbps LAN" as your connection. If you will be dialing up, choose "56K Modem."
RealPlayer will preselect all channels. Remove all of these channels by clicking on the check box beside each option.
The news and entertaiment flashes are also preselected. Remove all options by clicking on the check box.
Product flashes are advertisements. Remove them all.
Remove all the Internet channel settings.
The last screen will show you the selected personal settings. They should all be turned off. By clicking "Finish" you will complete the installation of RealPlayer Basic.
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