AOL® 9.0VR works with either a broadband or dial-up connection, helping you enjoy a safer, all-inclusive Internet experience -- putting your email, instant messaging and Web browsing all in one place. It is compatible with the Windows® Vista®, XP, 2000, ME or 98SE operating systems.

America Online® Desktop Features

  • Easy-to-use email with built-in anti-virus protection
  • Parental Controls to help steer kids clear of inappropriate content
  • Powerful spam and pop-up controls to prevent annoying interruptions

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System Requirements

  • + Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ME or 98SE
  • + Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • + 166 MHz Pentium-class processor or higher
  • + 32MB RAM Minimum (64MB recommended for XP, 512MB recommended for Vista)
  • + 28.8 Kbps or faster modem, or other Internet connection

AOL Desktop for Windows

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If you're running Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10, we recommend AOL Desktop for Windows

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