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  cursors
To install Win 95TM  & 98TM  cursors, Start by downloading the ".cur" or ".ani" file to your computer.
Control Panel - Mouse Properties
  Right click and "save link as..." (Netscape) or "save target as..." (Internet Explorer)  to /windows/cursors directory or one that you will remember.
Then open the Control Panel from the Start Menu button, in the lower left portion of your screen. In the Start Menu select Settings, then select Control Panel.
Next double click on the Mouse icon, it shows a picture of a computer mouse.
Then select the tab labeled Pointers in the Mouse Properties dialog box (shown at right, click on link or image for larger view.
You will see a list of cursors, each labeled with its usage.
Normal Select this is your regular mouse pointer
Help Select the cursor you get when you use the ? help button
Working In Background the pointer you have when a program is working, but you can still click
Busy the cursor when your computer is busy and you cannot click on anything
To change any of the cursors to one of mine, select that cursor from the list, click once.
Click on the Browse... button in the lower right and locate the cursor you want to use on your computer, select it, and click OK.
This will bring you back to the Pointers tab. To change more cursors just repeat this process from the Mouse Properties-Pointers tab dialog box.
You may then click Apply to see your choice in action and or OK to finish.
  ***Animated cursors are best used for the Working In Background or Busy cursors***
   
 icons
To install 95TM  & 98TM icons download the icon file right click and "save link as..." or "save target as..." to a directory that you will remember easily.*
Right click on a shortcut on your desktop or task bar.
At the bottom of the menu that appears select "Properties".
On the "Shortcut" tab, click on the "Change Icon" button.
In the next window click on the "Browse" button, and find the icon file you just downloaded to your computer.
Select that icon file "*.ico" and click "OK".
Click "OK" again in the next two windows and you are done!
You should now see the icon on your desktop or toolbar*.
* some of the icons are shown off-center, these are specially designed for shortcuts on your desktop!  
    
   screensavers
To install Win 95TM  & 98TM  screensavers, Start by downloading the ".zip", ".exe." or ".scr" file to your computer.
For a screen saver to run it must be installed in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. The default file extension for a screen saver is " .scr".
To install a screen saver from a EXE self-extracting file, just double click on the filename in Windows Explorer.
The file should automatically install the screen saver in your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. Go to the THE LAST STEP.
To install a screen saver from a ZIP file, you must have WinZip, to download it click here.
Once you have WinZip installed on your computer, double click on the filename of the screen saver in Windows Explorer.
The WinZip dialog window will come up, then you should extract the file to the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory.
THE LAST STEP: in an empty space on your desktop, right click and select properties from the menu.
Select the tab labeled Screen Saver, and scroll down the Screen Saver menu to 'ppgsaver_bynephco', then click OK and your done!
 
   themes
Installing Microsoft Plus Windows Themes (Win 95TM & 98TM). For a Theme to run it must be installed or placed in the C:\Program Files\Plus\Themes\ directory. The default file extension for a theme is " .theme".
To install a theme from a EXE self-extracting file, download the ".exe" file, then run it. Extract the files to a folder named after the PPG you selected in the "C\Program Files\Plus!\Themes\" folder.
Example: C\Program Files\Plus!\Themes\Buttercup\
All the sounds, icons, cursors and graphics should be in a folder named either Bubbles, Blossom or Buttercup in the "C\Program Files\Plus!\Themes" directory. Depending on which girl's theme you chose.
Example: C\Program Files\Plus!\Themes\Bubbles\
The ".theme" file should be in the folder: C\Program Files\Plus!\Themes
Then you start Plus! and select from the menu the theme you want and click OK or APPLY and your done!
Example: ppgjapan_bubbles.Theme
 
   wallpaper
To install 95TM & 98TM wallpaper download the file by right clicking and selecting "save link as..." or "save target as..." to a directory that you will remember easily. Or you can just, left click on the image/link and follow the directions for downloading the file.
To install wallpaper from a ZIP file, you must have WinZip, to download it click here. To install wallpaper from a EXE self-extracting file, download the ".exe" file, then run it.
Next, right click in an empty area on your desktop to see the desktop menu.
Select the "Properties" item from the bottom of the menu. You should then see the Desktop dialog box, showing a small picture of your current desktop wallpaper.
Now select the "Browse" button, and find the ".bmp" wallpaper file that you downloaded, and select it. Click the "OK" button and your done! 

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