System requirements for AOL Desktop software

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System requirements for AOL Desktop software

Please ensure that your computer meets the system requirements for the version of the AOL Desktop software that you want to install. If you install the AOL Desktop software on a computer that doesn't meet the system requirements, you may experience problems with either the software or the computer.

Notes:

  • To check whether your computer meets the system requirements specified below, please read our help article How do I determine whether my computer meets the system requirements? If your computer doesn't meet the requirements, please contact your computer's manufacturer for information on upgrading your system.
  • The system requirements listed below are the bare minimum for the respective AOL Desktop software versions. If your computer has higher/faster/better specifications, you're good to go.

To learn about the system requirements for the AOL Desktop software you want to use, click the appropriate link below:


AOL Desktop 9.7

Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
1 GHz processor
1 GB of RAM (32-bit), 2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
230 MB of free hard drive space
Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10
1024 x 768 screen resolution
28.8kbps modem or BYOA/LAN, DSL, Cable, ISDN

Note: To find out if your version is up-to-date, please see our help article Is my AOL Desktop software up-to-date?

AOL 9.0 VR

Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98 SE
166 MHz processor
32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
205 MB of free hard drive space plus an additional 90 MB if you need to install Internet Explorer 6.0
Internet Explorer 6.0 (for Windows Me, Internet Explorer 5.5)
VGA, SVGA display at 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 is recommended for optimal viewing)
28.8kbps modem or BYOA/LAN, DSL, Cable, ISDN

AOL Desktop v10.1

Windows VistaWindows XP
Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 3000+ processorPentium I or equivalent processor (1 GHz Pentium II processor recommended)
512 MB RAM128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
230 MB of free hard drive space230 MB of free hard drive space
Internet Explorer 6.0Internet Explorer 6.0
1024 x 768 screen resolution1024 x 768 screen resolution
28.8kbps modem or BYOA/LAN, DSL, Cable, ISDN28.8kbps modem or BYOA/LAN, DSL, Cable, ISDN



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Last updated: 05-19-2014
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