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Installing an unknown application from disc or installer file


1) Download the .exe installer file (or .msi file) for your Windows application.

2) Go to Crossover's Install Software menu and enter the name of the application.




3) Click on Select An Installer to expand that section and then Choose Installer File.




4) Browse and select the installer file for your program.




5) You can click on Will install into a new winXP bottle... and change the name of the bottle if you want.




6) Next click Continue in the lower-right corner to proceed.


Continuing through installation


Crossover will first create a bottle to store the Windows application's files in, and then attempt to run program's installer.




If all goes well, you'll soon see the Windows installer for your program.

Follow the installation steps just like you would on Windows. Usually you can leave all the install options at their defaults.

Once the Windows program's installer completes and you finish out of that, Crossover should report that the installation is complete.




Launching your Program


If everything worked out you should now see a menu entry for your Windows application, and a button for the application in CrossOver.




On Ubuntu's Unity desktop there is no Windows Applications folder. You'll need to search for the launcher of your installed application by name.




If the Windows application you want to install has a database entry and installer script (CrossTie) you can follow our guide to installing known applications and save yourself some time.

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