Installing Arcadia Instant on Windows Platforms

Arcadia Instant is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and subsequent versions.

  1. In the email you received from Arcadia Data, click Download for PC to start the download of the Arcadia_Instant.msi file.

    Arcadia Instant Email with Link
  2. The Arcadia Instant Setup should start automatically. If it does not, find Arcadia_Instant.msi in your download directory or on the desktop, and start it.

    Arcadia_Instant.msi on desktop
  3. The Arcadia Instant Installer opens on the Introduction page.

    Click Continue.

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    Arcadia Instant Setup, Start
  4. On the License page of the installer, review the license terms and conditions. You can Print and Save the license.

    Click Next.

  5. On the Select Installation Folder page of the installer, Browse to select the directory where you plan to install Arcadia Instant.

    Click Next.

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    Select Installation Folder
  6. On the Ready to Install screen, click Install.

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    Ready to Install
  7. The system performs the installation tasks, with progress reported on the Installing Arcadia Instant screen.

    If you want to stop the installation, click Cancel.

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    Arcadia Instant Setup, Installation Progress
  8. On the Completing the Arcadia Instant Setup Wizard screen, click Finish.

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    Arcadia Instant Setup, Summary
  9. Note that the Arcadia Instant application icon now appears on your desktop and the start menu.

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    Arcadia Instant Application on the Desktop
  10. Start the Arcadia Instant application
  11. In the Arcadia Instant Control Panel, start the Arcadia Instant service by clicking Start.

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    Arcadia Instant Control Panel, Starting the Server
  12. The Arcadia Instant Control Panel, reports that the server is running.

    Click Go to launch Arcadia Instant in your preferred browser. Arcadia Instant is optimized to work with Chrome.

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    Arcadia Instant Control Panel, Launching in the Browser
  13. The Arcadia Instant Application opens in your browser, on the Login page.

    Enter the initial credentials:

    • Username: admin
    • Password: admin

    Click Login.

    Arcadia Instant login
    Arcadia Instant Application on the Desktop
  14. Register with Arcadia Data. Enter the following information: First Name, Last Name, Email address, Organization, and Role.

    Click Register Now.

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    Arcadia Instant, Initial Registration
  15. To stop the Arcadia Instant Server, click Stop in the Arcadia Instant Control Panel.

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    Arcadia Instant Control Panel, Stopping the Server
  16. To close the Arcadia Instant Server, click Quit in the Arcadia Instant Control Panel.

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    Arcadia Instant Control Panel, Closing the Server