System requirements for Desktop Gold

You'll need at least 512 MB of free space on your hard drive and run Windows 7 or newer to download Desktop Gold on your computer.

Other system requirements:

• 1 GB RAM
• Internet connection
• Internet Explorer 7+
• 266 MHz or faster computer processor
• 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution recommended

Download Desktop Gold

If you're an AOL Advantage Plan member

AOL Desktop Gold is included at no additional cost with your membership.

1. Sign in to your MyBenefits page.
2. Under 'All Products' scroll to 'AOL Desktop Gold'.
3. Click Download Now.
4. Follow the installation steps listed below.

If you have an AOL Desktop Gold trial or subscription

1. Sign in to your My Account page.
2. Click My Services | Subscriptions.
3. Click Get Started under 'AOL Desktop Gold'.
4. Follow the installation steps listed below.

Using the link in the Official AOL signup confirmation email you received

1. Search your inbox for the subject line 'Get Started with AOL Desktop Gold'.
2. Open the email.
3. Click Download AOL Desktop Gold or Update Now.
4. Navigate to your Downloads folder and click Save.
5. Follow the installation steps listed below.

Install Desktop Gold

You'll need to download Desktop gold before you install it on your computer.

1. Open the File Explorer icon Image of the File Explorer icon. on your desktop taskbar.
2. Click the Downloads folder.
3. Double click the Install_AOL_Desktop icon Image of the Instal AOL Desktop icon..
4. Click Run.
5. Click Install Now.

Uninstall Desktop Gold