While this is a rather simple task, i do understand that it can be complicated to those of us that may be a little less tech inclined as others. To get started first click HERE to register under TPU's team. then download this... HERE you should now have this installer..... (double click it to launch) you'll see this screen first, click next to continue... decide whether or not you agree and click next... IF you want a standard instal just click next at the following screen. if you want to specify any specific location to store the data, disable use of the WCG screensaver or run BOINC as a service then click advanced... (ADVANCED SCREEN) click next and you'll be greeted with this fine screen... click install and BOINC will install and you'll see this screen when its finished.... click finish. once the installer closes you'll get this prompt... your pc needs to be restarted before running BOINC for the first time. you may select yes to reboot now or no if you plan to reboot after taking care of something else first. After Reboot once the machine has rebooted you'll have this upon booting to the desktop... click next you need to attach your machine to a project. the project we are working on is called World Community Grid. find it, select it, and click next. type in your username and password and click next... once connected you are set. click finish you will now have this screen... after a few seconds it should have downloaded the work unit data and begun to work and you'll see this screen... now you can click the advanced view button at the lower right hand corner and you'll see all the details you may want... this is a basic setup of BOINC. you can now explore and learn all the tricks to get your machine to run faster. one tip i will give you though... if you run a 64bit OS then you should use 64bit BOINC as its performs a bit better than the 32bit version. you can find it here... http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php Enjoy NOTE: you may or may not see all the screens depicted above. as BOINC gets updated some options may be combined onto one screen.