How do I download music onto my laptop?

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How do I download music onto my laptop?
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Downloading music onto a laptop is the same as with any other computer.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Debit or credit card

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  1. 1

    Establish an Internet connection and open your web browser.

  2. 2

    Go to the site you wish to download music from. Some sites are open to toward all users, such as; others are designed to go with a particular company's portable music player, such as Apple's iTunes and iPod and Microsoft's Zune site and player.

  3. 3

    Download and install the multimedia player software program required by that site (i.e. iTunes) if you have not already. Follow the on-screen prompts to install.

  4. 4

    Create and open a user account; if you already have one, log on.

  5. 5

    Browse the site's music store or search for selections by title, album, artist or genre.

  6. 6

    Select the tracks and/or albums you wish to download and follow the prompts to begin downloading. Follow the progress on screen if you wish until the downloads are complete.

Tips and warnings

  • Different sites may offer different prices for various selections. Shop around a bit before purchasing music if you'd like; checking the artists' websites and other sites may allow you to save money.

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