In the majority of cases the memory is going to be recognized immediately after you turn on the computer and the project is done. In very rare cases the memory might not be recognized or you may see an error message on the screen. In that case the best thing to do is to just loosesn the memory in the system whether it is a laptop or desktop and reseed it. Basically it is a simple task of loosening up the memory stick by pushing down on the sides until it becomes loose and then pushing down on the memory stick until it snaps down into place. In the majority of cases that is all that it takes. If that doesn't work, in very rare circumstances is that you might have gotten a bad memory chip from the manufactorur and you can go back to them and most of them have a generous return policy in either 3 to 5 or lifetime warrenty. So it is nothing to worry about and again in the majority of cases there wont be any trouble at all.