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AOL - JUST the dialler?

by jlrm365 / October 16, 2007 8:33 PM PDT

I have a copy of Windows XP Pro.

AOL 9.0 is also running on it, with updates.

I almost exclusively connect with just the dialler, not through the AOL software / browser.

Is there any way that I can install just the dialler, without anything else (quite a bit is installed, when you put AOL on your Operating System), and connect to the internet?

If so, how?

Can an install, for just the dialler, be downloaded? If so, where?

You don't need to answer, if unsure, but I look forward to any help.


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AOL, or as it used to be called. . .
by Coryphaeus / October 16, 2007 10:17 PM PDT

AOHell, is extremely proprietary. When it's installed it deletes or disables the Windows dialer. Then it installs the AOL specific browser and add-ons. That's why it is usually called AOHell. I will suggest you create a restore point and have the AOL installer/CD handy. Then uninstall what you want and see what happens. It'll either work or it won't.

A phone call to AOL support might be in order.

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it cannot hurt to try
by jlrm365 / October 16, 2007 11:32 PM PDT

I know about what it does, hence the question, but support didn't seem like an option. I guess it cannot hurt to try. Thanks.

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You got that right.
by BrianZachary / October 17, 2007 8:09 AM PDT

I have never had the desire to use AOL ever. I have heard too many horror stories from many people who have used AOL and had a lot of problems. One lady I knew kept trying to cancel her account but they kept offering more free minutes. She finally had to tell them her computer was stolen, just to cancel her account. That's ridiculous.

I realized a while back why so many people have problems with AOL. They are called "America" Online for a reason, America = the government. Think about it.

Ok, so that's just my opinion, but it does make you wonder.

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the dialler
by jlrm365 / October 17, 2007 10:31 PM PDT
In reply to: You got that right.

They've never caused me any problems.

Can you help with the question I had asked, about the dialler?

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