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System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • 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


  • Current Beta - 4343.4047
  • Current GM - 4343.4043
Mar 23 — 9.7.4 beta 3 has gone GM

Thanks to your testing and support, AOL Desktop 9.7.4 beta 3 has gone GM as build 4343.4043.

While the GM is readily available for download at Discover AOL we also have a new, up-to-date parallel beta build available for you to continue using.

To continue participating in future betas, please make sure to download the latest beta-specific release (4343.4047) as soon as possible.

Thank you again for your continued testing, support and feedback!

Mar 4 — Beta update required for some beta users

Using the latest version of any beta product is important for testing, however some of you are still on much older versions despite notifications and requests to upgrade at sign on.

Starting today, users on versions prior to 4343.4035 will be prompted to upgrade at sign in, and will not be able to log on until they've upgraded. If this affects you, we apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will download AOL Desktop 9.7.4 beta 3 to continue testing without further interruption.

Users on build 4343.4035 will see a similar pop-up notification at sign in, however you can continue to use that version for the moment — it will also be blocked in the near future, however, so we highly encourage you to update to 4343.4039 as soon as possible as well.

Mar 2 — We have a new 9.7.4 beta release to test!


Thanks to your continued use of the beta client (version 4343.4035) and willingness to share your experiences with us, we've discovered that some of you have been experiencing an occasional crash. We've discovered the root cause and this release (4343.4039) should fix this issue.

Please update to the AOL Desktop 9.7.4 beta 3 release as soon as possible so we can ensure your experience is improved.

While we were at it, we updated the version of Chromium we're using too!