Then right-click the downloaded file and choose the option to extract the contents.
You can also use 7-Zip or other extraction utilities.
Updating a previous installation: If you install a new Audacity version after installing a previous one, the installer will offer to install to the same directory as the previous installation.
If the previous installation was Audacity 1.2 or 2.x, the installation directory is normally on 64-bit Windows).
With a little knowledge, building is a great way to customize Audacity!
For help, please see the Wiki documentation for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Then double-click the downloaded file to start the installer.After uninstalling 1.3, any extra plug-ins you added to that version will remain, and you can move them to the "Plug-Ins" folder of the new installation.Updating optional libraries: If you prefer not to use the installer (or security restrictions prevent installing programs), left-click the link for the "zip" file instead.Please note that Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft so even with the latest Service Pack it will be unpatched against any new security vulnerabilities that appear.
Consider if you can update to the much more secure Windows 7 or Windows 8.
This launches the Audacity setup as soon as it has downloaded.