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Installation and Configuration
Installation : Performing an OpenEdge Installation in Windows : Installation overview : Loading the installation media
Loading the installation media
To load the installation media, you must have Administrator privileges on the machine where you are installing OpenEdge. For more information, see your Windows documentation.
To initiate the Installation Utility to install OpenEdge products:
1. Obtain a copy of the completed Preinstallation Checklist for Windows. You should also have the other installation-related documents highlighted in table in the Gathering information to plan your installation available for reference.
2. Close all other applications before beginning the installation process.
Other applications or tasks might interfere with the installation or use files that OpenEdge needs to complete the installation. Shut down any processes where the executable itself, or a file used by the executable, is located in the directory where you intend to install OpenEdge.
3. Launch the installation program from the installation medium you plan to use, as described in the following table:
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Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) download
Navigate to the software image you intend to download from the Progress Software Download Center.1

1 The Progress Software Download Center is available at Access to Progress software products and updates at this Web site requires a valid account.