AOL Desktop Gold

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AOL Desktop Gold

AOL Desktop Gold

Users can email with friends and family, browse the internet, play games, chat or more after downloading AOL Desktop Gold software. It is an advanced version of AOL software as you can personalize your email by changing text size and color, add hyperlinks, use emoticons and more. Also, its premium security features provide you with complete security whenever you browse the websites, use email, etc. 

Minimum System Requirements

System requirements are the configuration that your system must have in order to download and install the software. So, there are certain requirements of AOL that you need to fulfill for downloading the software. 

Operating system: 

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Hard Drive Space: 

At least 512 MB of free space is needed.  




 266 MHz or faster computer processor


1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution 

Supported Browser: 

Internet Explorer 7+

Also, a High-Speed internet connection is required. 

Procedure To Download AOL Desktop Gold. 

Aol Desktop Gold

Purchase an AOL trial or subscription 

Follow the given instructions for purchase and download AOL Desktop Gold. 

  1. First of all, open a web browser, for example, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc. 
  2. To purchase AOL Desktop Gold, type in the address bar and then which is located on the top of your screen. Then press the Enter key from your keyboard. 
  3. All the products and services list offered by AOL will appear on your screen. Click on the Downloads tab from the upper-panel of the window, scroll down the webpage and then select AOL Desktop Gold from the list. 
  4. In the next window, read the whole information about your product and then click on the Learn More tab. 
  5. A new window will display on your screen. Click on the tab “Try it free for 30 days and move forward to the next step. 
  6. Now, you will be asked to sign in to your account. Enter your credentials and then click on the Sign In button. If you do not have an account, follow the given steps for account creation:
    • Enter your first name and Last name. 
    • In the next field, enter a valid email address to receive important emails from AOL. 
    • Then, create a password that must contain 8 characters, one uppercase, and lowercase letter, one number, and one special character. 
    • In the next field, enter your Mobile Number. Select your country code by clicking on the drop-down menu. 
    • Then, select your Birth Month. Type your Birth date and year into their respective fields. 
    • Also, click on the Privacy Policy link and read all its terms and conditions. Then, click on the Continue tab given there. 
    • It will take you to a new window. Click on the “Text me a Verification Code” tab and you will receive a code on your mobile number.
    • In the next window of AOL Sign In, you need to enter the same code. Then click on the Verify button. 
    • It will show you the confirmation message window. Click the Continue tab to login to your account.  
  7. Then, you will see the Billing and Payment window on your screen. Enter your Billing Information that includes your First Name, Last Name, Address, Zip code, City State, Phone Number, etc. 
  8. Provide your payment details, select your preferred payment method and then enter your payment details. 
  9. After that, click on Start your Free Trial button. By doing so, you are accepting all the terms and conditions of AOL. This completes the AOL Desktop download purchase process.
  10. The next step is to download the software. For that, you need to follow the below-given procedures: 
Download From Your AOL Account

After purchasing the software, you can download it by accessing your account. For that, go through the below-given steps: 

  • Go to by typing it in the address bar. 
  • Ensure, that you must be signed in.
  • In the next window, you need to click on My Services tab which is located in the left side corner of the window. 
  • Then, select the Subscriptions tab. 
  • A new window of all purchased products will be shown on your screen. You need to scroll down the webpage and then click on the Get Started tab under the section of AOL Desktop Gold. 
  • Your file will start downloading.
  • Wait till the download process is completed. 
Download From Order Confirmation Email 
  • Firstly, go to and make sure that you must be signed in. 
  • Click on the Inbox folder located on the left side of the window. Now, search for “Get Started with AOL Desktop Gold” in your email inbox. In case, you do not find the email in the inbox, search it in the Spam folder. 
  • Now,  open the email and click on the tab Download AOL Desktop Gold. The product will start downloading. 
  • This completes the  AOL Desktop Gold Download process. After the software is downloaded, the setup file will be saved in the Downloads folder. 

When AOL Desktop Gold is included in your Advantage Plan 

If you are an AOL Advantage Plan member, then there is no need to purchase the product separately. So, you will get AOL Desktop Gold software free with your membership plan. Therefore, following are the given steps to download the software. 

  1. First and foremost, open a web browser on your system. 
  2. Now, type in the address bar given at the top of your screen. Then, press the Enter key from your keyboard. 
  3. By doing so, it will open the homepage of AOL. Place your cursor on the Menu icon which is located at the upper-right corner of the page.
  4. It will show you a list, you need to select My Benefits from the list.
  5. A new window of AOL Sign In will appear on your screen. For signing in follow the steps that are given below
    • Enter the email address that you used at the time of account creation. Make sure that you have entered all the characters correctly with no spaces. Then, click on the Next button given there. 
    • In the next window, enter your password. In case, you forget your password, click on the Forgot Password link and you will receive an email to reset your password.
    • Then, click on the Sign In button. 
  6. Now, it will show you a list of all the products. Scroll down the list and select AOL Desktop Gold from the list. To begin the downloading process, click on the Download Now button which is given next to your product name. Also, make sure that you do not close the window or turn off your system in between the downloading process. Otherwise, it will stop the downloading process.
  7. After your product is downloaded, the file will be saved in the Downloads folder. But if you want to save it some other folder, you need to do it manually. This finishes the AOL desktop gold download process.

AOL Desktop Gold Installation 

  1. For installation, open the Downloads folder.
  2. After that, locate the AOL setup file and double-click on it.
  3. Then, double-click the Install AOL Desktop icon
  4. A pop-up box of Security Warning will appear on your screen. Click on the Run button and it will start running the file. 
  5. It will take you to the installation window, click on the Install Now button. Wait till the installation of the software is completed.