Download AOL Desktop Gold

For Windows 7, 8, 10 and 10.1

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Read here all the prerequisites for how to download and install AOL desktop gold.

Whether you are using Windows 7, 8, 10 or Mac OS you can take the leverage of experiencing AOL desktop gold by following these download and setup guidelines:

Downloading AOL Desktop Gold for Windows 7, 8 and 10.1 if you have the AOL membership

  1. What you will require to Install AOL Gold
    • Computer Processor of 266 MHz or above.
    • Reliable Internet connection, RAM 1024 MB.
    • Hard disk with at least 512MB free space.
    • Web browser (IE) latest version.
    • Your AOL credentials.
  2. Download the Aol desktop gold software first from the link provided above. Be cautious to only click on the Download button for AOL members, as it is free of cost to the existing users.
  3. Once Aol Gold gets downloaded, click on the downloaded file and follow the on screen instructions.
  4. Enter your AOL credentials when prompted.
  5. In the "All products section" scroll down a little and you will see the "AOL Desktop Gold", Tap on it.
  6. Now click on "Install" and follow the installation instructions.
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Process to Install AOL Gold

After AOL desktop gold download you will need to execute these installation steps to install AOL Desktop Gold Windows:

  1. After clicking on the downloaded AOL setup file, tap on "Install AOL desktop" icon.
  2. Choose "Run" on the forthcoming tab on your computer screen.
  3. Finally, tap on "Install now" and then you might be prompted to "import your email" along with "Uninstall Older Version".
  4. Thereafter, click on "Ok" followed by "Yes".

Downloading AOL Desktop Gold Software on Windows if you are new to AOL

If you are new to AOL, then execute these steps to get started with AOL Gold 10:

  1. Get the AOL membership instantly by Clicking on the Get membership today link provided above.
  2. Execute the forthcoming instructions on your screen to create your AOL account.
  3. Once you are in your AOL account, go to "Manage My Subscriptions".
  4. Thereafter, tap on the "Premium Subscription Tab".
    (Note: AOL desktop gold is only available with premium subscriptions not with the basic subscriptions.)
  5. Now below the "AOL Desktop Gold", you will find the "Get Started" button, click on it.
  6. Alas, you will get a confirmation mail, open the confirmation mail to navigate to the download page of AOL desktop Gold Windows.
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Installation Process following the confirmation email

After receiving the confirmation mail for AOL Desktop Gold, follow these commands for the AOL gold sign in part:

  1. Go to your inbox and tap on the confirmation mail, it can be titled as "Getting Started with AOL desktop Gold."
  2. Click on the download link in the mail, and on the link you will find the file that you have to download.
  3. Download the file and follow the installation process as same as stated above in the installation process for Existing AOL users.
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Downloading AOL Desktop Gold on Mac for the AOL membership owners

If you are one of the AOL membership owners and wish to install AOL Gold desktop for Mac OS then here is what you need to do:

  1. Pre Requirements
    • Your Mac OS must be of version 9.0 or higher.
    • A stable Internet Connection.
    • Credentials of your AOL account.
    • Latest Safari Version.
  2. For Mac Desktop Gold Download you will need to download the AOL desktop (for Mac) from the Aol gold download link given above.
  3. Enter your AOL credentials after clicking on the downloaded file.
  4. Thereafter, follow the on screen instructions.
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Installing AOL Desktop Gold on Mac if you are new to AOL

If you are a new user to AOL and want it to install on your Mac OS, then you will need to have the membership first and thereafter go for these steps:

  1. Become a member of AOL desktop gold by subscribing the membership here (redirect to button).
  2. Once you become a member, use your AOL credentials for AOL login.
  3. Now you will need to opt for the premium membership by clicking on "Manage My Subscriptions" and then on "Premium Subscription Tab".
  4. Once you become the Premium membership holder, you need to click on "Get Started with AOL".
  5. Download the file and follow the installation process as same as stated above in the installation process for Existing AOL users.
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Tired with AOL issues? Let us help you with AOL Desktop Gold Troubleshooting


Error"This page has moved ?"

Trouble signing in ?

AOL icon missing ?

Issues composing emails ?

How to get rid of "this page has moved" message?

First of all don't panic if you see that "this page has been removed" while attempting to sign in into your AOL account. This message simply means that the page you are trying to access is currently under updating process. As, we always try to make our services better to provide you the services that are more user friendly and convenient.

Also, it is to be duly noted that it is not an issue with your AOL account or sign in credentials. [As most of the users think that it's an issue either with the account or the account's credentials.]

What to do in these scenarios?

If you encounter with this message "this page has moved" it means your bookmarked page is updating for the time and you just need to temporarily login at for the time being. Here's how you can do so:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Tap on Login into aol gold account.
  3. Type in your AOL username.
  4. Hit the button stated as "Next".
  5. Type in your password when prompted.
  6. Finally, tap on "Sign in".

And, once the updating process is fully executed you may navigate to the page that was earlier under the updating process.

How to get rid of trouble signing in?

If you are getting trouble sign in to your AOL account then you might be getting one of these alerts while you attempt to sign in. Either "your credentials are invalid" or "we detect suspicious activities from your account."

In these scenarios the only resolution is to reset your password. This is because we are concerned of your privacy and doesn't want to commit any mistake that may result in security breaches.

Here is how to reset your AOL password:

  1. Navigate to the AOL login page.
  2. Type in your username in the username column.
  3. Tap on the "Next" button.
  4. Now you need to hit the "I forgot my password".
  5. Verify the information that you have set to your AOL account for reset password, it may be a security question or a reset link will be sent to your registered backup mail or phone number.

What to do when AOL icon is missing?

If your AOL icon is missing then here is what can do to resolve this issue:

  1. Go to the bottom right of computer screen and tap on the small upward pointed triangle(system tray).
  2. You need to find the AOL Desktop Gold icon under the hidden items.
  3. A right click on the AOL Desktop gold will give you an option to create a Desktop Shortcut.
  4. Now you will be able to see the icon on the home screen of your computer.

How to resolve issue with composing / sending emails?

In order to deal with issues related to composing or sending emails you will need to execute these quick fixes:

  1. Clear the cache, cookies and the history of your Browser.
  2. If you are using any Pop-Up blocking software, disable it.
  3. Check your Firewall status. Its must be enable and of latest version.
  4. Try to open your AOL desktop on a different web browser such as if you are using Chrome, try using the Internet Explorer.
  5. If the above stated fixes doesn't work simply restart your computer.

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