Before installing the AOL Desktop software, please ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for AOL Desktop 9.7. If you install the AOL Desktop software on a computer that doesn't meet the system requirements, you may experience problems with either the software or the computer. The system requirements for Windows 7, Vista and XP are listed below in the table.

System requirements for AOL Desktop 9.7

Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bitWindows Vista, 32-bit and 64-bitWindows XP, 32-bit and 64-bit
Minimum 1 Gigahertz (GHz) ProcessorMinimum 1 GHz ProcessorMinimum 266 Megahertz (MHz) Processor
1 Gigabyte of RAM (32-bit),
2 Gigabyte of RAM (64-bit)
Minimum 512 MB of RAMMinimum 128 MB of RAM
250 MB of free hard drive space250 MB of free hard drive space250 MB of free hard drive space
1024 x 768 screen resolution1024 x 768 screen resolution1024 x 768 screen resolution
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higherInternet Explorer 7.0 or higherInternet Explorer 7.0 or higher
Modem 28.8kbps or BYOA/LAN,
DSL, Cable, ISDN
Modem 28.8kbps or BYOA/LAN,
DSL, Cable, ISDN
Modem 28.8kbps or BYOA/LAN,
DSL, Cable, ISDN

If your computer meets the minimum system requirements, you can download the latest version of the AOL Desktop Software by visiting discover.aol.com/aoldesktop97/.