Yes, AOL 9.0VR software will work with with Windows® Vista, Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® ME and Windows® 98 Second Edition. If you are using Windows XP or earlier Windows operating systems, you do not need to update your AOL software to 9.0VR.
No. If you are on an hourly plan, the time you spend downloading does not count as part of your your connect time. Communication surcharges still apply, however, if they normally apply to you.
No. Just go to AOL Keyword: Vista to begin the download. The download should take only a few minutes when using a DSL or cable Internet connection.
The name of the AOL version appears in the blue title bar above the AOL Toolbar. You can also find the version by clicking Help in the AOL Toolbar, then clicking About AOL.
Many of AOL's programs and software are Vista-compliant, including AIM® 6.1, Active Security Monitor, AOL® Deskbar, AOL® Toolbar, AOL® Computer Check-Up and McAfee® VirusScan Plus -- Special edition from AOL. Find out more at http://downloads.aol.com.
9.0VR was designed for faster downloading. AOL customers with high-speed connections can download it in just a few minutes. If you are using a 56.6 dial-up connection, it will take 1-3 hours to download. Other factors such as your computer's processor speed and whether you are running other applications at the same time can also play a role. The green status bar will tell show you the progress of your download.
Yes -- although your computer, including applications like email and Web browsers, may run more slowly while your download is underway. Once the download is complete, the installation process for AOL 9.0VR will automatically close your current AOL program and ask you to restart your computer.
Yes, we recommend you close all other programs you may have running before you install your new AOL software.
No. Just go back to AOL Keyword: Vista and resume your download by clicking the Download button. AOL automatically returns to the point where your connection was interrupted and completes the download from there. If your download is interrupted often, there may be a problem with your modem. Assistance is available at AOL Keyword: Help, or visit AOL Keyword:Computer Check-Up, which can automatically diagnose and repair many common PC problems.
The AOL 9.0VR Setup should start automatically once you've downloaded the program. If it doesn't -- or you need to find the 9.0 Setup program for some other reason -- here's what to do:
AOL 9.0VR is accessible and optimized for use with the JAWS screen-reader. For users on XP, there is no need to upgrade to 9.0VR at this time, as AOL 9.0 Security Edition SE provides a comparable experience. AOL is working with the makers of JAWS to ensure that 9.0VR will work with the Vista-compatible version of JAWS when it is released.
To access all the features of AOL 9.0VR, you must download and install the AOL 9.0VR software on your computer. The programs that will be installed are:
In addition, you should also be aware of the following:
The AOL Software End User License Agreement governs the use of 9.0VR, Adobe Flash, and ViewPoint Media Player.
You will need an AOL screen name to use AOL 9.0VR and, when you create a screen name, you will need to agree to the AOL Member Terms of Service.
If you already have an AOL screen name, your use of services provided by AOL using that screen name is already govern by the AOL Member Terms of Service.
To find helpful information about the AOL® service, visit AOL Keyword: Discover AOL. For assistance with your AOL account or other areas of the service, visit AOL Keyword: Help.
Keywords are shortcuts to online areas in AOL. To access a keyword using AOL9.0VR, click CTRL+K to open the keyword window. Once the keyword window appears, type in your keyword, and click Go.
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