CONDENSED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING
First download and install 'WinZip95' off this web-site (other versions of WinZip are also available on the internet), but if you're running Windows 95/98, downloading off this site will probably be faster.DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE LEARNING TO DOWNLOAD OFF THE INTERNET
Then go to the specific web-page that has the Laymans course you want to download.
Click on the link for the zipped file of the course you want to download.
Download it into C:\ (i.e. your 'Root Directory').
With 'Windows Explorer' or (File Manager) go to C:\ and double click on the Laymans zipped file you've just downloaded.
WinZip will open.
Click the 'Extract' icon to unzip its contents into C:\
The correct path... C:\Laymans ...will automatically be created.
In 'Windows Explorer' again, go to C:\Laymans and double click on it. Under it you'll find the sub folder containing the files for the course you've just downloaded.
Printing out this web page will make it a lot easier for you to follow these step by step instructions
The Laymans Courses on this web-site are in a zipped format.
After DOWNLOADING each course, you'll need to unzip it.
BUT FIRST you need to DOWNLOAD WinZip - read on and I'll explain how.
The secret in downloading is to pay careful attention to which folder you've downloaded the file into. Let's use your filing cabinet as an example. Imagine if you kept filing papers into any old folder you felt like. Well, when you needed a specific document again, you'd have a hard time finding it. However, if you knew the name of the folder you filed a paper in, it would be very easy to find again. Likewise with computers.
BUT FIRST you need to know the difference between Folders and Files.
Open Windows Explorer (or File Manager) - click on Start, Programs, and you'll find 'Windows Explorer' at the end of the list.
With Windows Explorer open you'll notice you have a smaller left window and a larger right window.
Scroll up to the top of your left window. This shows your folder 'tree' in your computer (which folder branches are connected to which stem).
On top of this tree is your 'Desktop' - that's what you see on your screen once your computer's 'booted up' (i.e. been switched on and completed the startup process).
Under your 'Desktop' in your tree you have 'My Computer' - which contains your 'A' floppy drive and your 'C' hard drive.
Under your 'C' hard drive is an alphabetical list of all your yellow folders.
Scroll down and click on the plus (+) sign immediately left of your 'Windows' yellow folder.
A whole bunch of 'Sub Folders' open up.
Click on the 'Fonts' sub folder and in the right window you'll see a list of all the white files in this folder.
Remember: folders are yellow and files are white.
When you click on a folder in the left window you'll see it's files in the right window. If you see any yellow folders in the right window, its because they are sub folders of the main folder.
Now scrolling further down the left window and you'll see a 'Temp' sub folder under the 'Windows' folder. This is a good place to download most programs off the internet. If this folder is full you need to empty it out. Click on the first white file and it'll highlight in blue. Now while holding your Shift Key, click on your last file in this folder and they'll all highlight in blue. Hit your 'Del' (delete) button and follow the on screen instructions to move all these files to your Recycle Bin. Empty your Recycle Bin from time to time - it's full of trash and wasting your hard drive space.
The way you describe the path of this Temp sub folder is... C:\Windows\Temp
It tells you that the Temp sub folder is connected to the Windows folder in the tree and that the Windows folder is connected to C:\ - the 'Root' of your tree (i.e. the place all your folders are connected to).
Scroll up to C:\ and click on it. In the right window you can see all the yellow folders in your computer followed by all the white files in your 'Root' folder. This is where all Laymans zipped files must to be downloaded - into your C:\ Root folder.
Now let's start downloading WinZip into your C:\Windows\Temp folder.
You can download a 'fully functional' version of WinZip off the internet for free - naturally they'd like you to fall in love with it and purchase it after 30 days - that's up to you.
Download it into your C:\Windows\Temp folder - I'll walk you through it.
Click on this è WinZip95 link to download WinZip off this web-site (other versions of WinZip are also available on the internet), but if you're running Windows 95/98, downloading off this site will probably be faster.
Click on 'Download Now'.
Check that 'Save it to Disk' is selected & click on 'OK'
Now remember you want to save it in your C:\Windows\Temp folder...
...so double click on 'My Computer' - because this is where you want it downloaded into
Double click on C: - your computers hard drive
Double click on Windows - a folder on your computers hard drive
Double click on Temp - a sub folder of Windows that you're going to save this zipped file in.
If you see 'Temp' in the small top 'Save in' window you're in the right place. Always check what's in this small top window before you save, because that's the destination folder for the file you're downloading. Now that you know which folder you're saving it into, you'll know where to find it when the download is complete.
Now click on 'Save' and the WinZip file will be download off the internet into your C:\Windows\Temp folder in a few minutes.
Now we need to install WinZip onto your computers hard drive.
Launch 'Windows Explorer' - click on 'Start', 'Programs', and you'll find 'Windows Explorer' at the end of the list.
In the left hand window scroll down to Windows and click on the Plus (+) sign immediately to the left of it.
Scroll down to the 'Temp' sub folder under the 'Windows' folder and click on it.
In the right hand window you'll find the WinZip95 (or WinZip95.exe) file you've just downloaded. (To help you find it you need to remember that file names are in alphabetical order).
Double click on WinZip95.
Click on 'Setup'.
Click on 'OK' to install it into C:\WinZip95.
Click on 'Next'.
Click on 'Yes' to agree to the terms of license.
Click on 'Start with WinZip Classic' & 'Next'.
Click on 'Express Setup' & 'Next'.
Click on 'Finish'.
Close all open WinZip windows.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD LAYMANS COURSES...
Now that you've installed WinZip you can begin downloading Laymans courses and extracting the zipped files.
Let's start by downloading Hole 1 (the first course of the 18 Holes on the "Laymans School of Training") into your C:\ Root directory.
Go to the Hole 1 web-page by clicking on a link (H1_cgs) to that page - found at the top and bottom of all web-pages on this web-site.
Click on the link for the zipped file of this course (in this case H1_cgs.zip - i.e. Hole 1 Christian Growth Seminar Zipped file).
Check that 'Save it to Disk' is selected & click on 'OK'.
Now remember you must save it in C:\ your 'Root folder' (the place where all Laymans courses must be saved into).
...so double click on 'My Computer'
Double click on C:
If you see 'C:' in the small top 'Save in' window you're in the right place. Always check what's in this small top window before you save, because that's the destination folder for the file you're downloading. Now that you know which folder you're saving it into, you'll know where to find it when the download is complete.
Now click on 'Save' and the H1_cgs.zip file will be download off this web-site into your C:\ 'Root folder' in a minute or so.
HOW TO UNZIP DOWNLOADED LAYMANS FILES
Launch 'Windows Explorer'.
Go to your C:\ 'Root folder'.
Double click on the file you've just downloaded - in this example H1_cgs.zip and WinZip will automatically open.
Click on the 'Extract' icon.
Look in the small top/left window and make sure you're extracting it to C:\
Click on the 'Extract' button - and the correct path C:\Laymans\01growth will automatically be created. Done!
HOW TO VIEW EXTRACTED LAYMANS FILES
Launch 'Windows Explorer'.
In the left hand window scroll down to the 'Laymans' folder and double click on it. If you can't see the Laymans folder in Explorer, click 'View' in the top menu bar and 'Refresh' in the drop down window (remember this valuable tip if you can't find folders and files you've just downloaded and/or extracted).
Immediately below the 'Laymans' folder you'll find the sub folder '01growth' which stands for 'Hole 1 - Spiritual Growth Seminar' - click on it and all the files in this folder will appear in the right hand window.
Double click on the file '02menu' and it'll open up, giving you an overview of Hole 1. Done!
Almost all of the Laymans files are in Windows Write (.wri) format. If you're running Windows 3.1 you already have it on your computer. Likewise if you've installed Windows 95 over Windows 3.1. However, if you have a new computer that came with Windows 95/98 preinstalled, you'll need to DOWNLOAD Write.exe NOW to the C:\Windows\Temp folder and unzip Write.exe into the C:\Windows folder. (Copy this 239KB Write.exe file over the existing 5KB Write.exe file).
The beauty of having all lectures in a Write.exe format is they are easily imported into your favorite Windows 'Word Processor', whether it be 'Microsoft Word', 'Word Perfect', 'Ami Pro', etc.
Click here for further instructions on 'How to open Laymans lectures'.
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