ArticleBot
Installation Instructions

ArticleBot is designed to run on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.  Do not install ArticleBot on other systems. 

Note!  You must turn off  "User Account Control".

ArticleBot uses a three step installation process. You will be installing three major components of the system. These three steps are referred to as steps A, B, and C below. It is important that the three installed components be installed in order.

If you have a problem or question, go to http://www.abot-rocks.com/faq.php.


Installation Step A:

Confirm that you have the Microsoft Dot Net Framework 4.5 installed on your computer.

Go to your control panel and click on "Programs and Features".  A list of the programs installed on your computer will pop up.  Look in the list for "Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5".  If it is already there you can go right to step 2.  See the image below.

If you do not see it in the list, go to Microsoft's Dot Net Framework 4.5 download page and install it.  Be sure that you get it directly from Microsoft.  The Microsoft download link is below:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653

After you have confirmed you have the Dot Net Framework 4.5 installed on your computer you can go on to Step B below.

If you have a problem or question, go to http://www.abot-rocks.com/faq.php.


Installation Step B:
Step B installs the MySQL 5.0 data base software. ArticleBot uses MySQL to store your data. If you know that you already have MySQL installed on your computer, you can skip to Installation Step C now.

Click on the link below to download the MySQL 5.0 installation file to your desktop.

Please follow the detailed instructions for Installation Step B. click here.

If you have a problem or question, go to http://www.abot-rocks.com/faq.php.


Installation Step C:
Step C installs the ArticleBot program, MySQL data files and the required drivers.

Click on the link below to download the ArticleBot installation file to your desktop.

Caution! Be sure to install ArticleBot in the default folder on Drive C:

Please follow the detailed instructions for Installation Step C. click here.

If you have a problem or question, go to http://www.abot-rocks.com/faq.php.