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Solved: What are the steps for downloading software from Microsoft GitHub?


When navigating Microsoft Github for software download, I noticed that the page had a variety of files, none of which were .msi, exe, or zip formats. How can I quickly locate the installation files without taking the time to search?

Solved: What are the steps for downloading software from Microsoft GitHub?


GitHub is an open-source repository providing access to source code and select executables for a select group of users.

By clicking on the green Code button, you will the Download Zip option. This will allow you to download the full branch of your selection as a compressed zip file.

If an executable is not present, you may compile the code to generate one, or alternatively, load it into an interpreter to execute the program. Often, instructions are provided in accompanying readme files to guide users in using the code.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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