Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

execExecute and execution are terms that describe the process of running a computer software program or command. For example, each time you open your Internet browser you are executing the program. In Windows to execute a program, double-click the executable file or double-click the shortcut icon pointing to the executable file. If you have a hard time double-clicking an icon you can click the icon once to highlight it and then press the enter key on the keyboard.

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