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Using the free HD Tune to perform a hard drive test - Tutorial 1 - Installing HD Tune
If you suspect your hard drive may not be performing correctly or if you want to test a hard drive for errors, HD Tune can be very useful. Although testing with this software is not a substitute for regular backups, it can detect problems with drives that would be very difficult to detect by other means.
To get started, we first need to install HD Tune. Download the latest version of the program from the official HD Tune website here. You may need to scroll down the page to find the free HD Tune below the HD Tune pro package. Save the file to your desktop or somewhere where you can easily access it. When the download is complete, double click on the file or choose open in your browsers download manager to start the installation process. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will need to enter their administrator password and/or click on "Yes" if user account control prompts them to grant permission to install the software.
The following window will then appear:-
Click "Next". The following window will then appear:-
Scroll down to read the licence agreement and if you agree, choose "I accept the agreement" and then click on "Next >". The following window will then be displayed:-
Here we can choose where to install the files on our PC. The default location is fine for most users, so simply click on "Next >". The following window will then be displayed:-
On this window, we can choose where to create the program shortcuts. Again, the default location is fine for most users, so simply click on "Next >". The following window will then appear:-
If you wish, you can create a desktop icon by selecting the single tick/check box on this window. When you have made your decision, click on "Next >". The following window will then appear:-
The installer now gives you the opportunity to review your settings. If you are happy with your selections, click on "Install". There will then be a short pause while files are copied. When the copy is complete, the following window will appear.
Installation is now complete. Click on "Finish" and the software will start automatically. You can now proceed directly to our next tutorial.
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