Before we can install Perl on your windows system, you'll need to download it. Go to ActiveState's ActivePerl home page (ActiveState is http://www.activestate.com/). Click on 'Free Download'. There is no need to fill out any of the contact information on the next page in order to download ActivePerl. Click 'Next' when you're ready, and on the download page, scroll down the list to find the Windows distribution. To download it, right click on the MSI (MicroSoft Installer) file and choose 'Save As'. Save the MSI file to your desktop.