If you upgrade to the new AOL Desktop 9.7, 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 9.7 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 9.6 and 9.5 or Update Your 9.7 Version

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.

2. Review the available updates and click Install.

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.

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

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

5. Review your selected settings and click Install Now

6. Congratulations! The new AOL Desktop 9.7 is being installed on your computer. 

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

To update to the new AOL Desktop 9.7:

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

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.

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

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

4. Review your selected settings and click Install Now

5. Congratulations! The new AOL Desktop 9.7 is being installed on your computer.