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Is AOL 9.0 (not 9.5) compatable with Vista SP1?

Posted on 2009-04-16
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Last Modified: 2013-12-07
I installed 9.0 from the CD (not 9.5) and once it was done installing, it said:
"America Online will now install the files required for you to connect to the service. Your computer will need to be restarted. Close any open programs, then click Yes. If you click NO, the installation will not be complete and you will be unable to connect to the service."

I clicked yes and I was told ACSsetup was trying to access my system, so I said OK. However after I did that, seemingly nothing happened. I left it for about 20 minutes (Core2 Duo with 2GB RAM), but nothing happened. I tried restarting the computer, but afterwards when I tried to run AOL, I got the same message with the same behavior.

Is there an inherent incompatability, or am I just not waiting quite long enough?

Thanks all!
Question by:johngerity
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LeeTutor earned 1000 total points
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According to this web page AOL 9.0VR is compatible with Vista. I haven't used AOL for years, and I don't want to try it. Unless AOL has changed for the better in the past few years, I wouldn't want it messing up my system...
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johngerity, any feedback?

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ReddUK earned 1000 total points
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AOL 9.0 is compatible with Vista, but I dsont know about SP1.  Sometimes, Servie packs update dome dll's etc that may not be compatible with older software.

It is always best to use the most current versino of the AOL software if you have your Computer serviced packed up & patched.

Download the most recent build from the AOL Website.

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Yeah, it was prolly just a bad install CD. ... installation CD .. wow, man, i'm old. ^_^


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