How to Install Rossetta Stone

by Heather Topham Wood

Rosetta Stone, a well-known language-instruction software, teach users how to speak Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Polish and numerous other languages. Rosetta Stone also has different skill levels in order to create lessons appropriate to your ability. If you decide to use Rosetta Stone for your language-instruction needs, you will need to know how to install the program.

Purchase the Rosetta Stone software from the Rosetta Stone website (see Resources below). You will be mailed the software that includes the CD-ROM required to install Rosetta Stone. Place the installation CD-ROM into your computer's CD drive.

Wait for the installation wizard to appear on your computer. You will be prompted to select a user interface language as well as a destination folder for the files required for Rosetta Stone installation. After these prompts are complete, the install will commence.

Select the "Finish" key after the program has installed. Rosetta Stone will automatically launch. When you first start Rosetta Stone, you have to set particular preferences in order to use the software. Click the "Add a Language Level" to begin.

Insert your Language CD-ROM into the computer's drive. After the Language CD-ROM is inserted, a new window will open that asks which language you want to install. Choose one of the language levels from the drop-down menu and then select the folder where you want the contents on your PC to go.

Add another language level at this time. You can continue to install different language levels or download these files later. If you are finished and ready to use Rosetta Stone, select the "Accept" option. Your settings will be saved, and your selected level will be available for use.

About the Author

Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.