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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
Apr 7 — 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 older versions despite notifications and requests to upgrade at sign on.

Starting today, users on versions prior to 4343.4047 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 the latest AOL Desktop 9.7.4 beta software to continue testing without further interruption.

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!