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How to Install MetaTrader 4 Forex Trading Platform Software

To start trading Forex, a trader will need to first install the MetaTrader 4 currency trading software on their computer and this software is the platform with which they will be using to place trades in the foreign exchange market. The MetaTrader 4 Forex software is the top rated trading software in the online Forex trading market


To get the MetaTrader 4 Software a trader requires to first of all download the Forex software from an online Forex broker.


Once you have downloaded the software you will need to go to the download location of your Firefox browser (first maximize the Firefox window on the desktop); as a Short Cut press both keyboard keys CTRL + J keys on your keyboard to get the download location. Once on this location double click to open the Forex trading software and proceed as follows.


Step 1: The following window will launch the trading software application click next to proceed.

How to Install MetaTrader 4 Forex Trading Platform

Installing MetaTrader 4 Forex Online Trading Software


Step 2: Check the box below and click next to proceed with the MT4 Forex software installation.

Step by Step Installation of MetaTrader 4 Platform


Step3: On the next window you will see the following settings, just click next to proceed without changing any setting - trading software Forex.

MetaTrader 4 Installation Location on Computer



The following progress window will appear showing the progress of Forex software installation, this may take a few minutes to complete, at this point you will have to wait for the progress bar to complete.

MetaTrader 4 Installation on Windows 2008 Operating System


Once the installation progress is complete the following window will appear, click “Finish” to complete the installation of the Forex trading software.

MetaTrader 4 Installation Demonstration Guide Forex Tutorial


The installation of MetaTrader 4 software for Forex trading is now complete and you can access it from the desktop, as a desktop icon marked “MT4” or clicking start menu on your computer>> then select all programs>> then select MetaTrader 4.


Tip: When Using Windows 2008 Operating System, instead of Opening MetaTrader 4 by Double Clicking the MT4 Icon, Do This: -->>Right Click The MT4 Icon , Select -->>"Run As Administrator" This gives you all privileges on MT4. (If your MT4 does not Login, especially for Real Account Try This Trick)

Once you open the MetaTrader 4 software, then you can now start to practice currency trading using a demo practice account. Next Lesson: How to Open a Demo Account.


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