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Upgrade my web browser

Some websites and online applications require recent browsers in order to work properly, so you may be prompted to upgrade your browser from time to time.

Newer browsers provide additional features and benefits such as web surfing security, tabbed browsing and faster web page uploads - to name a few.

If you have received one of the following messages, please follow the upgrade options below. You can also make sure all other plugins are up-to-date by referring to Updating your plugins.

 
 

Note: If using Google Chrome, Google Chrome will automatically upgrade whenever a new version is detected, requiring no action on your end.

Upgrade your browser

Note: The AOL Desktop Software leverages Internet Explorer for its browsing components. If you have not upgraded your browser to Internet Explorer 8 or above, you may be presented with an upgrade message when using the AOL Desktop Software.

To upgrade your browser, follow the steps below, based on your computer's operating system.

If using Windows XP, please upgrade to Internet Explorer 8:

1. Sign on to the AOL service.

2. Visit Internet Explorer 8 Optimized for AOL.

3. Select Download IE 8 Now.

 

4. Select Run.

 

5. Select I want to help improve Internet Explorer then select Next.

 

6. Read terms and select I accept.

 

7. Make sure Install updates is checked and select Next.

 

8. Wait as Internet Explorer 8 downloads.

 

9. Restart your computer by selecting Restart now and enjoy your new upgrade.

 

10. Once your computer has restarted, you will be presented with a confirmation screen.

 

Note: If the confirmation page does not appear, repeat download steps.


 

If using Windows Vista/7, please upgrade to Internet Explorer 9:

1. Sign on to the AOL service.

2. Visit Download Internet Explorer 9 Optimized for AOL.

3. Select Download IE 9 for FREE.

 

4. Select Run.

 

5. Wait as Internet Explorer 9 downloads.

 

6. Select Install.

 

7. Wait as updates install.

 

8. Restart your computer by selecting Restart now and enjoy your updated browser.




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Last updated: 03-06-2012
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