Our classic all-in-one AOL Desktop software now includes more choices and easier access to the most popular sites, while still maintaining customization and 'drag and drop' functionality. AOL Desktop 9.7 Download AOL Desktop 9.7 FAQs

Check out how fast the new AOL Desktop Software is today!


We've upgraded to an all-new browser! You'll see improved speed and performance.


Lots of menu item choices, clearly categorized and automatically updated, making it easier for you to find and get to all your favorite sites.


You’ll get the same great search experience, including our convenient auto-complete functionality to quickly help you find what you’re looking for.


We’ve streamlined the installer, giving it a new look, improved messaging, and helpful tips!

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Windows 7 Compatible

AOL® System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
  • Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 or 10.0
  • 266 MHz or faster computer processor; 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution recommended
  • 1 GB RAM, 512 MB free hard disk space*
  • 28.8 kbps or faster modem, or other Internet connection
  • Windows 2000, ME or 98SE users please click here

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    *Please note that you may need additional disk space if you have a large Personal Filing Cabinet. This only applies if you select to Upgrade to AOL Desktop 9.7 from a previous version of the AOL Desktop software.

Mac Users

If you're using a Mac computer, AOL has new software that makes it easy to use email, AIM and browse the Web in one convenient place.

Try AOL® Desktop for Mac -- built for Mac users, by Mac users.

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