Install JMARS on a Windows 32 or 64 bit

The purpose of this tutorial is to walk users through the process of downloading JMARS on a Windows 32/64 bit PC.

Step 1: Installing JMARS

    • Go to the JMARS home page
    • Under "JMARS Public Downloads" find the appropriate size windows machine and click it.

Step 2: Downloading the .exe file

    • The .exe file will begin to download
    • When the file is downloaded, double click on the file. You should get a message asking if it OK to install the file. Click "Run"

    • After you press "Run", a progress bar should pop up showing how much of the file is downloaded.

Step 3: Set up user preferences

    • The first window that pops up is the Welcome window, click "Next"

    • The next screen will ask you to select a Destination Directory for the JMARS application. Keep in mind that once a directory is selected, you cannot change it. After the directory is selected, click "Next"

    • Select if you would like a start Menu or not for the JMARS application, then select "Next"

    • The next window asks if you would like an association file with any saved JMARS session. If you click the box, you will be able to double click your sessions and JMARS will load. Otherwise, the sessions will only be able to be loaded when JMARS is open and running. After you select the box or not, click "Next" and the files will start to download

    • This window is the memory window. There are two questions on this window, the first one indicates how much RAM you would like JMARS to use. The advanced section is for power users. It specifies the amount of memory each thread is allowed to use. It is strongly suggested that you leave the default to this option.
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    • Next, the Update window appears. Here, you can specify how often you would like to update your JMARS application. If you click the drop down menu, there are five different options. "On Every Start" indicates that the JMARS application will search for any available updates every time you start JMARS up. "Daily" will check once a day, "Weekly" will check once a week, "Monthly" checks for available updates once a month and "Never" indicates that JMARS will never automatically check for updates. The user can check for updates whenever they please when JMARS opens. NOTE: When you download a new installer, you have the option to change the update schedule. Once you have selected an Update schedule, click "Next"

    • The last window wants to know if you would like to create a desktop icon for JMARS. After you decide if you would like a desktop icon and have selected or deselected the box, click "Next"

Step 4: Opening JMARS

    • JMARS should automatically run after you complete the last window in step 3 but if it does not, double click the JMARS icon to open the application.
    • You will be prompted to fill out your email and password. Fill out your email and password and select "OK". If you have not registered your email/password, you can do so on the JMARS home page. Under "Login" you can click "Create new account"

    • The JMARS Main screen will open.
    • UPDATES:If your update has not been satisfied, and you would like to look for available updates, you can do so by going to the "Help" tab at the top of the JMARS screen and selecting "Check for updates".

    • If you open JMARS and your schedule is due for updates, a pop screen will ask you if you want to update. If you press cancel, you will only be able to update JMARS when you restart the application. The "Check for updates" will not work because you already pressed cancel.

Step 5: Removing JMARS

    • To remove JMARS from your Windows machine you can go to your start menu, and find "JMARS", click the folder
    • Then click the JMARS uninstaller

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    • A window will pop up and ask if you would like to uninstall JMARS. Click "Next"
    • When the JMARS is fully uninstalled, you will get a final pop up that says the uninstall is complete
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