IMs Plus

Installation

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

  1. With the IMs Plus setup file tpa_ip23.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 IMs Plus be 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

  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 Destination 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. Sit back and wait while setup installs IMs 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, 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:
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Start in the taskbar, select All Programs, select TPA Software, select IMs Plus 2 and then click on the IMs Plus icon.