How to Install the MT4 Platform

You can get a free version of the MT4 platform by either going directly to the MetaTrader 4 official website or by downloading the MT4 through your preferred MT4 Forex Broker. You can download a free MT4 version for either your personal computer or for your smartphone. Make sure you choose the right version depending on your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux).

Figure 1: MT4 Installation

Wait until the downloading process is finished and after downloading is complete, click the “Run” button (see Figure 2).

Figure 2: Run MT4

After launching the installation, a new window will pop-up with the “End-User License Agreement” (see Figure 3). Make sure you first read and understand the license agreement before checking off the box “Yes, I agree with all terms of this license agreement.” Click next to continue to the next step.

Figure 3: MT4 User License Agreement

A new window, shown in Figure 4, will appear that shows the installation progress. During this step, the packaged files are extracted and copied into the MT4 installation destination folder on your PC. Wait until the setup program copies all the files. As soon as all the steps have been completed, click “Finish” to end the installation process.

Figure 4: MT4 Installation Progress

If you followed this step by step guide on how to install the MT4 terminal on your computer, you should have successfully installed your first MT4 platform.

Next lesson will teach you how to properly setup your first MT4 Demo account.

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