How to Download AIM for Windows 1.0
To get your own copy of the IM client software, follow these easy steps to get started:
- Open your web browser.
- Navigate to the AIM for Windows website from your PC (http://aim.com).
- Click the orange "Sign Up" button if you do not have a free account yet. (See further instruction below); otherwise, click the "Downloads" link at the top of the page.
- Click the orange "Download AIM for Windows" button.
- Locate and double-click the file "AIM_Install.exe" to launch the installer.
Editor's Note: If you have any firewall or security applications running on your PC, you may be prompted to run the file. Click "Run" (or the like) on any dialogue boxes which may appear after launching the installer file.
How to Create a Free AIM Account
If you do not already have an existing account for AOL Instant Messenger, you can create one from the website. After clicking the "Sign Up" button, you will be prompted to either create an account using your email address as your handle, or clicking the "Or create a username" link to make a screen name.
Enter the appropriate responses in the fields provided and click the blue "Sign Up" button to continue. You will then be prompted to download the client software.