If you upgrade to the new AOL Desktop software, you'll get the fastest, easiest and most convenient version available. The things that you love about the AOL Desktop Software are all still here, just better! And best of all, this update is free!

New Enhancements Include:

  • Improved speed and performance with the new browser
  • All new Password Manager that safely and securely stores your online credentials
  • A newly integrated browser-based spell checker

Notes:

  • As with all AOL Desktop Software Updates, this is free of charge.
  • For more information, please visit the AOL Desktop Software Information Page.

IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing problems while browsing on the AOL Desktop and are using a device with the Windows XP operating system, upgrading to the latest version of the AOL Desktop will resolve your browsing issues.

Please select your current version of the AOL Desktop software to find instructions on how to upgrade to the latest verison of AOL Desktop.

To Upgrade From AOL Desktop 9.5, 9.6, or 9.7

To update to the latest version of the AOL Desktop:

1. When you see the updates to your AOL software are available shown below, click the prompt to continue.

Updates to your AOL software are available

2. Review the available updates and click Install.

Software Updates

Note: After clicking Install, you may be asked to shut down any AOL applications that may be open. Close any open AOL application and click Continue Install.

Thanks for choosing to install AOL Desktop 9.7

3. Select which version of the AOL Desktop Software you would like to upgrade, and click Continue

Upgrade existing version

4. Select your preferred software settings by checking the corresponding check boxes and then click Continue.

Preferences

5. Review your selected settings and click Install Now

Install Now

6. Congratulations! The new AOL Desktop Software is being installed on your computer. 

Installing AOL Desktop 9.7

To Upgrade From AOL Desktop 9.1, 9.0 Optimized, 9.0SE, or 9.0VR

To update to the latest AOL Desktop Software:

1. When you see the Active Update pop-up shown below, click Install Now to continue.

Active Update

Note: After clicking Install, you may be asked to shut down any AOL applications that may be open. Close any open AOL application and click Continue Install.

Thanks for choosing to Install AOL Desktop 9.7

2. Select which version of the AOL Desktop Software you would like to upgrade, and click Continue.

Upgrade Existing Version

3. Select your preferred software settings by checking the corresponding check boxes and then click Continue.

Preferences

4. Review your selected settings and click Install Now

AOL Desktop 9.7

5. Congratulations! The new AOL Desktop Software is being installed on your computer.

Installing AOL Desktop 9.7