These instructions assume you have already downloaded
the setup file for IMs Plus and have located it through Windows Explorer.
IMs Plus setup
file tpa_ip23.exe located,
double-click it to begin the installation.
You will be welcomed
by the setup program and recommended to that no other instances of IMs
running before continuing. This is absolutely necessary. If you have another
copy of IMs Plus currently running, please use ALT+TAB to switch to it and
exit it before continuing. Click Next
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.
Directory: The default folder location
for IMs Plus' installation is C:\Program Files\IMs Plus 2.
We HIGHLY recommend keeping this setting as is. Click Next.
Select Additional Tasks:
If you would like setup to create a desktop icon
for IMs Plus, select the appropriate check box. Additionally if
you would like to add a IMs Plus icon to your Quick Launch bar then
select the appropriate check box. Click Next.
You will now be prompted
the setup is ready to install IMs Plus onto your computer! Click
Sit back and wait while
setup installs IMs Plus. When it has finished you will be prompted
that setup has finished installing. Click Finish.
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,
IMs Plus will need to be started. You can do this before or after starting AOL.
IMs Plus will *not* automatically start with AOL. If you start IMs Plus before
starting AOL, it will start AOL for you! :)
To start IMs Plus, do the following:
in the taskbar, select All Programs,
select TPA Software,
select IMs Plus 2
and then click on the IMs Plus icon.