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October 6, 2020 | Video Conference Toolkit

Downloading and Installing Zoom on Your Computer



There are many ways to log in for a Zoom meeting using your computer. This guide will cover all of those possibilities.
If you want to prepare to join a Zoom meeting ahead of time, the easiest thing to do is install the program on your computer prior to the start of the meeting. This will not only ease the process of joining that meeting; it’ll also ensure that you can easily join any and all future meetings.

Step-by-step guide to downloading Zoom before a meeting.

Step 1 — Go to

Step 2 — Hover your mouse over Resources at the top right, then click Download Zoom Client.

Step 3 — Find the Zoom Client for Meetings section, then click Download
Download Zoom

Step 4 — Choose where you want to save the file on your computer, then click Save.
Save File

Step 5 — Once the download is complete, click the installation file at the bottom left.
Click Install File

Step 6 — If prompted, choose to Run the file.
Click Run

Step 7 — Allow the Zoom installer to complete.
Complete Install

Step 8 — Once the Zoom Cloud Meetings window appears, the program has been installed on your computer, and you are ready to join a meeting.

About the Author(s)

Lillian Ewen is the Senior Appellate Staff Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. She currently serves on The Florida Bar’s Committee on Technology, as well as the Small Claims Rules Committee. She’s a past chair of the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee and participated in Class I of the Wm. Reese Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.