- check the requirements (Windows 32-bits, memory, operating system, disk storage);
- obtain permission from the PC owner;
- consider whether to take a backup of all important material on the PC.
The following steps describe how to download Lazarus to your PC.
- Start your Internet browser and go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/
Read the installation requirements and ensure that your PC satisfies those requirements before continuing.
The downloaded file has a size of about 135 MB but you will need about 2 GB of space on your hard drive for the files (including all of the examples) after installation.
To download Lazarus, click on the link with text "lazarus-1.6.0-fpc-3.0.0-win64.exe (134.8 MB)". (This is the recommended version on 28th February 2016). If necessary, download the 119.9 MB 32-bit lazarus-1.6.0-fpc-3.0.0-win32.exe from here.
What happens next depends on what browser and operating system you are using. Follow your normal procedure for downloading a file, and make note of where you download the file to.
The next step is to install Lazarus. The next topic describes how to do that.