View Full Version : Aol 8.0 & Windows XP Not compatible ?

03-11-2003, 11:11 PM
I have DSL net access. I've downloaded 8.0 both off CD and online. I'm not able to get web access through the AOL (though net access still works w/ IE & Opera ). Helpline in Phillipines admitted problems w/ compatibility. Any suggestions. Many thanks in advance.:) ps.first time posting so ease up on me guys ;)

03-11-2003, 11:29 PM
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Mark Miller
03-12-2003, 12:07 AM
Not sure what problem is, but glad to have you here. By the way I run AOL for my wife with XP on a cable connection and works great. I downloaded straight from AOL [upgrade from 7]. If you do get it to work it is better than 7, but stil AOL

03-16-2003, 07:00 PM
I have no first-hand experience with them, but a search seems to show differing opinions:

Windows XP and AOL

There have been compatibility problems with Windows XP and there was a patched version of AOL 6 circulated which is supposed to work well. AOL 7 was supposed to be fully compatible with XP but many people still report problems with it and AOL. The latest build of AOL 7 addresses these but many PC manufacturers still ship with early versions so if you have problems, send to AOL for the latest versions. Or better still, upgrade to AOL 8. The early signs are that AOL 8 deals well with XP so it is better to upgrade than to downgrade.

Much like AOL 8s Even-numbered predecessor AOL 6, it appears this product is extremely bug-riddled. We removed it from three systems in the first week of release and on one XP Home system, the installation of AOL 8 required a complete reinstallation of Windows.

AOL 7.0
AOL 7.0 has proven to be a stable build and we have found no problems with it. It is highly recommended and you should definitely NOT upgrade to AOL 8.0.