Obtain the AOL Desktop Software

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Obtain the AOL Desktop Software

You can obtain the AOL Desktop Software in the following three ways:

  • Download AOL Desktop Software online: This method (shown below) is best when you have internet connection on the computer on which you want to install the AOL Desktop Software.
  • Burn your own AOL CD: You can use this method if you don't have internet connection on the computer on which you want to install the AOL Desktop Software, but have access to another computer that has internet connection.
  • Download using installation file aolback.exe: You can use this method if you had earlier installed the AOL Desktop Software using a CD on the computer on which you now want to install AOL Desktop.

Note: AOL Desktop 9.6 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is not compatible with Windows 2000, Me or 98. If you are using Windows 2000, Me or 98, you can install AOL 9.0 VR.

To download AOL Desktop 9.6 from the internet:

1. Go to daol.aol.com/software.

2. Under AOL 9.6 or AOL 9.5, click Download Now.

3. Click Run.

4. Click Run again.

5. Click I Agree, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

To download AOL 9.0 VR from the internet:

1. Go to daol.aol.com/software.

2. Click AOL 9.6 or AOL 9.5 details.

3. Click the Windows Me/98 SE users please click here link.

4. Click Download Now.

5. Click Run.

6. Click Run again.

7. Close all open applications, and then click OK.

8. Click I Agree, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.


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Last updated: 05-20-2013
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