Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

Setup may refer to any of the following:

1. Setup is connecting and preparing a software program, hardware device, or computer to function properly.

Should I use "setup" or "set up" in my writing?

When used as a noun (e.g., see the setup instructions), it should be one word. When used as a verb (e.g., I set up my computer), it should be two words.

Setup.exe install window.

2. Setup is a file commonly called "setup.exe" that's executed to begin installing a software program onto a computer.

Why do programs need a setup?

A setup program installs a program on your computer. It creates the directories on your computer to store the program, extracts files, creates shortcuts, and configures your operating system as necessary.

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