Buddy Plus


These instructions assume you have already downloaded the setup file for Buddy Plus and have located it through Windows Explorer.

  1. With the Buddy Plus setup file tpa_bp32.exe located, double-click it to begin the installation.

  2. You will be welcomed by the setup program and recommended to that no other instances of Buddy Plus be running before continuing.  This is absolutely necessary.  If you have another copy of Buddy Plus currently running, please use ALT+TAB to switch to it and exit it before continuing.  Click Next

  3. Setup will now display the License Agreement.  Please read it thoroughly.  If you agree, click I accept the agreement and then click Next, if not, click Cancel.

  4. Select Additional Tasks: If you would like setup to create a desktop icon for Buddy Plus, select the appropriate check box.  Additionally if you would like to add a Buddy Plus icon to your Quick Launch bar then select the appropriate check box.  Click Next.

  5. You will now be prompted the setup is ready to install Buddy Plus onto your computer!  Click Install.

  6. Sit back and wait while setup installs Buddy Plus.  When it has finished you will be prompted that setup has finished installing.  Click Finish.

You will more than likely be prompted to restart your computer.  If prompted to do so, then do *not* skip this step.  It is very important in the case of replaced runtime files.  To skip this step could potentially cause system errors causing you to restart anyway!  So, if prompted to restart the computer, click OK.

Once your have restarted your computer, Buddy Plus will need to be started. You can do this before or after starting AOL.  Buddy Plus will *not* automatically start with AOL. If you start Buddy Plus before starting AOL, it will start AOL for you! :)

To start Buddy Plus, do the following:
Start in the taskbar, select All Programs, select TPA Software, select Buddy Plus 3 and then click on the Buddy Plus icon.