I am trying to install Tor in English, and have downloaded different Windows versions from here: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html

I am running Win 8.1 on a Lenovo laptop. I keep getting the message "This app can't run on your pc" on a big bar across my screen each time I try to double click on it.

I have downloaded the files by right-clicking on the 'sig' and then choosing "save as", as well as just clicking on it. I then remove the "asc" from the end and double click to install. That's when I get the error message. I have also tried right clicking on the files themselves (I downloaded different versions when the earlier ones did not work) and choosing Run As Administrator, but then I get a little windowed message that says: "Windows cannot find (then it gives me the path and name of the file)". I have also gone into the files properties and "unblocked" them. Nothing.

Can anyone help?

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The application is under 32-bit, 64-bit or 32/64-bit link, depending on OS. (sig) contains only signature of the application, for integrity checking purposes.

  • OMG. Unbelievable. I can't believe I did not notice how what I thought were just the names (descriptions) of the files, were the links themselves. Wow. Mine might have just won for most clueless question ever. Thank you for your kind reply!
    – user22436
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 20:38

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