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Download AOL 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 AOL account at mybenefits.aol.com.
  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 myaccount.aol.com.
  2. Click Manage My Subscriptions.
  3. Click the Premium Subscriptions tab.
  4. Click Get Started under "AOL Desktop Gold".
  5. 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 AOL Desktop Gold

Image of Downloads folder in Windows File Explorer
  1. Open your Downloads folder.
  2. Double click the Install_AOL_Desktop icon.
    - A Windows security window opens.
  3. Click Run.
    - The AOL Desktop Gold window opens.
  4. Click INSTALL NOW.
    - You may be prompted to uninstall older versions or import your mail. If you are, click Yes, then OK.

You’ve downloaded and installed AOL Desktop Gold.