Installing KDE on Windows

Installing KDE on Windows is a simple process, just download and run the KDE for Windows Installer and follow the instructions.

Here is a to-the-point visual guide…

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Step 1

Step 1: A quick introduction.

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Step 2

Step 2: Give name of the directory where the KDE packages are installed. In my case it is ‘G:\KDE_INSTALL‘.

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Step 3

Step 3: Select End User as Install Mode.

Step 4

Step 4

Step 4: Give name of the directory where the KDE packages are downloaded for installation. In my case it is ‘G:\Yogesh\KDED‘.

Step 5

Step 5

Step 5: Since the installer downloads the packages directly from the internet, it needs to be configured how to connect to internet. If you know the details, you can select ‘I have a direct connection to the Internet‘ or ‘Use manual proxy settings‘ accordingly, otherwise you can select ‘Use Internet Explorer connection settings‘ or ‘Use Firefox connection settings‘ to use settings of those browsers.

Step 6

Step 6

Step 6: Here you are presented with a list of servers from where you can download KDE. Select a server which is geographically near to you or the one which you know to be work well for you. (Tip: Going from step 6 to 7 takes a long time, for me at least, but it works, so don’t be afraid.)

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Step 7

Step 7: Here you are shown a list of available releases, select ‘stable 4.1.3‘ OR latest stable release.

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Step 8

Step 8: Since we are only interested in KDE games select ‘kdegames-msvc‘ from the list shown in this page. The installer will automatically install other needed packages. (Step 9)

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Step 9

Step 9: Just gives an overview of the packages needed to be downloaded and installed. Press ‘Next‘ and the installer will start the download and later install the software.

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Step 10

Step 10: Yes, we are through.

Now, you can access KDE games from Start -> All Programes -> KDE 4.1.3 Release -> Games.

If you get into any kind of problem, you can refer to Projects/KDE on Windows/Installation which also gives you detailed instructions of the installation process as well as some ways to fine-tune the installation (handy given the fact that there is still no tool to change global KDE settings).

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