If you are an AOL user, you may have received an email regarding the discontinuation of the older versions of AOL Desktop software. AOL has upgraded many of its software and services to give users and subscribers a more enjoyable browsing experience. The email includes information about the changes that you need to make if you want to access your AOL account through an alternate browser. If you wish to continue using your favorite AOL services, you will need to upgrade your browser and download AOL Desktop Gold along with all the latest updates. This article will help with the transition from the older versions of AOL and will show you how to download and install the latest version of AOL Desktop Gold so that it works with the operating system and internet connection speed you have. You can also call the AOL customer care number and clarify any doubts you may have regarding any data you may have saved on the older version of AOL before it is discontinued.
Steps uninstall an older version of AOL Desktop
After AOL discontinues the older versions of the software, it will no longer be a viable option for you when it comes to using any AOL services. You can refer to the instructions below and uninstall the older version of AOL Desktop from your computer so that you can free up space for the latest version:
- Step 1: Go to the Start Menu and look for the Control Panel.
- Step 2: Click on the ‘Programs and Features’ section.
- Step 3: Select the option to ‘Uninstall a program.’
- Step 4: Search the list and look for AOL Uninstaller.
- Step 5: Right-click AOL and press ‘Uninstall/Change.’
Follow the instructions shown on the screen and complete the uninstallation process. After the older version of AOL is uninstalled you can clean you your computer and delete any program files related to the old version.
Steps to install the latest version of AOL Desktop Gold
The newest version of AOL Desktop Gold is included free for all subscribers you have AOL Advantage Plans. Even if you do not have an Advantage Plan, you can buy an AOL Desktop Gold subscription online itself. After you subscribe and download AOL Desktop Gold on your computer you can follow the steps mentioned below to install the software:
- Step 1: Click the File Explorer icon on the taskbar or go to ‘My computer.’
- Step 2: Go to the ‘Downloads Folder’ and look for the AOL file
- Step 3: Double-click the ‘Install_AOL_Desktop’ icon to start the installation process
Once you click the ‘Install Now’ button simply complete the step given on the screen and install AOL Desktop Gold on your computer. If the installation process is interrupted or the download failed you can call the AOL customer support number and ask for additional technical assistance. AOL experts are available 24 hour a day to help you shift from the older versions to the new version without too much trouble.