Step-by-Step Installation Instructions for Windows Users
Step 1: Setup a Free Account:
Before you can install the GoToMeeting software you must first create an account. If you don’t already have an account, GoToMeeting offers a free 30 day trial. There’s no commitment, so you can cancel at any time if you decide you don’t need the service.
Step 2: Install the Software:
Once you’ve created your free account, you need to install the software. You’ll be prompted to download and install the software when you complete the sign up process, or hold your first meeting. If you need to re-download the software, you can do it by following this link (account required).
Step 3: Meet Now or Schedule a Meeting
Once you’ve installed the software you’ll be prompted to start or schedule your first meeting. In my opinion, it’s a good idea to run a test meeting with a co-worker or friend, to make sure everything is working as expected.
System Requirements for Windows Users
For non-techies: Just about any Windows PC made in the last 10 years can run GoToMeeting.
- Operating system requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server (2003 and 2008)
- Internet Connection recommendations – DSL, Cable, or LAN for desktop clients. 3G, 4G, or WiFi connection for mobile users.
- Hardware recommendations for meeting presenters – 1.5 GHZ (or higher) dual core processor, 2GB of RAM.
GoToMeeting Integrated Audio Requirements (for VOIP users)
- A broadband internet connection (512kb or higher is recommended)
- Microphone and speakers (USB mic is recommended, but not required)
GoToMeeting HD Faces (Video Conferencing) Requirements
- Any webcam, or an external video camera plugged into your computer
To Record a Meeting
- Windows Media Player (version 9 or higher)
- Screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher
The entire installation and setup process takes less than 5 minutes. We’ve installed GoToMeeting on a dozen different machines, and haven’t ran into any issues.
Most individual and small business users have administrative rights to their computer. Some large enterprises with tight system administration policies may not give users admin access to their machine. If you don’t have administrative rights to your computer, you may need to talk to your system administrator to assist with setup.