How to install an older version of the AOL Desktop Software using an AOL CD?

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How to install an older version of the AOL Desktop Software using an AOL CD?

We provide limited support for older versions of the AOL Desktop Software, such as AOL Desktop 6.0 or AOL Desktop 7.0. If you are still using any of these older versions, we request you to upgrade to the latest version of the AOL Desktop Software by going to daol.aol.com/software so you can receive the best support from us.

Note: If you have Windows Vista, XP or 2000 on your computer, you need to sign in to the computer as a user with administrator privileges in order to install the AOL Desktop Software.

To install a new copy of the AOL Desktop Software:

1. Insert the AOL CD in your CD drive. Hold down the Shift key for a couple of seconds to stop the AOL Setup Program from starting automatically.

Note: If the Shift key is not held down, the AOL CD runs a system check automatically. Based on the results of the system check, the version that best suits your computer will be installed. In most cases, it's the latest version of the software on the CD that is installed.

2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.

Note: In Windows 2000, Me or 98, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.

3. Click the Tools or View menu, and then click Folder Options.

4. Click the View tab.

5. Under Hidden files and folders, click the Show hidden files and folders option and then click OK.

6. Right-click the CD drive that reads TRYAOL, and then click Explore.

7. Double-click the folder of the AOL version that you wish to install, and then double-click the Setup file. The table below provides the folder and Setup file details.

Note: Some CDs will not have all the options listed below. AOL no longer distributes CDs of older versions.

AOL Version Folder SETUP File Type Of Installation
AOL 8.0 AOL80 Setup80 Installs AOL 8.0 with Internet Explorer 6.0.
AOL 7.0 AOL70 Setup70 Installs AOL 7.0 with Internet Explorer 5.5.
AOL 6.0 AOL60 Setup9x Installs AOL 6.0 for Windows Me/98/95 with Internet Explorer 5.5.
AOL 6.0 AOL60 Setup32 Installs AOL 6.0 for Windowns Me/98/95 (No Browser).
AOL 6.0 AOL60 Setup2k Installs AOL 6.0 for Windows 2000 (No Browser).


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Last updated: 06-20-2011
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