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You may install programs to your Imate by using ActiveSync, just install first your activesync to you computer and then after the successull installation of the Activesync, connect your Imate to your pc using usb cable, then click activesync from your pc then it will automatically prompt you for your preferred activesync settings.
Then on installing programs, if you have the program in you pc just click the program to run and then it will automatically install it to your pc and PDA, but if you want it to install directly to your PDA, you should copy the program using activesync to your PDA, just save the prorgam file to the internal memory or to the sd memory and then from your PDA you may install it smooth and easy.
If you do not the activesync you may download Here
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