Getting started with PowerDirector is a straightforward process. Once you purchase your version or subscription, you will be prompted to download the installation file. After opening the setup wizard, PowerDirector will automatically install, taking up nearly 1 gigabyte of space, so make sure you have room on your hard drive. Once set up, configuring your preferences takes very little time, and you will be able to modify your settings later. We were surprised by the relative ease of the initial setup process within the application itself. PowerDirector is designed to help users actively learn how to use it in an organic way, and the simple setup exemplifies this design element.