Installation best practices

What is a good best practice to use when installing Windows-based applications?

A) Defragment the disk before installation

B) Confirm the memory speed of the computer

C) Try to install all new applications at the same time

D) Close all open applications before installation

E) Be sure that Mercury is in Venus

The answer: D) Close all open applications before installation

Open files can cause a problem if a program is attempting to copy a new copy of the file to the same location. To minimize this, most applications will request that you close all open programs before the installation begins.

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