Ares Galaxy is so easy to use and so quick to install that we are confident that it takes less than five minutes for anyone to start downloading with this piece of software! No matter what your competence level with computers is, installing Ares with our free download and learning how to use it will take you less time than it does to make an omelette.
In an age of Google, Facebook and Twitter, that might not sound quite as impressive as it used to, but we feel it’s still pretty amazing. Even someone who is terrible with technology is able, with Ares Galaxy, to gain access to the entirety of human knowledge, entertainment and art as it exists in downloadable form via the Ares network and BitTorrent – and all it takes is five minutes!
Step 1: Put The Ares Free Download File On Your PC
Click on the download button at the top right of this window or go back to the main website and click on the big green button.
With a common broadband connection, the file transfer should take less than 20 seconds (but on an ancient dial-up, you might be in for a short wait). When the transfer completes, it should be either somewhere on your PC, or the installation might begin automatically.
Time estimate: On a typical standard connection, this step can easily be completed within 20 seconds. But because there are still a few dinosaurs out there on a dialup line, let’s average it out to one minute.
Step 2 (if applicable): Execute The Installation File
If for some reason the file did not open an installation menu, you should do it manually. The download should appear in some window in your browser (the program you used to visit this website and download the file – if you’re totally unsure, you’re probably using Internet Explorer and you should look at the Downloads window).
Time estimate: This step is either unnecessary, or it takes about as much as a double click takes. However, some people may have trouble finding the file they just downloaded, so let’s give it another minute, with a total elapsed time of 2 minutes.
Step 3: Finish The Installation
Installing Ares is extremely straightforward and all that is expected of you is to click ‘next’ a few times. All the default options should be good. You are recommended to read the terms and agreements, but in practice, we know that only a tiny fraction of our users actually do this.
Time estimate: Less than one minute for most users. However, some of you may want to change some options and read the terms and agreements. So let’s give it another minute. So now 3 minutes have elapsed in total.
Step 4: Start Searching And Downloading
Ares should have popped up automatically, leaving you ready to start downloading. If it didn’t open automatically, you’ll have to click on the Ares shortcut icon on your desktop or in your start menu.
No registration is necessary (but if you want, you can create a profile). Just click on the Search tab to start searching for something to download. Then double click on something you want.
Time estimate: A few clicks and you can start searching for something to download. But you should have at least 2 minutes left on the clock, so just take it easy and feel good about yourself. You’re now a part of the Ares Galaxy network.