AOL Desktop Gold has an automatic update feature to make sure users get the latest version when they reopen the software. However, you can refer to the steps below to troubleshoot the software if you encounter an AOL Desktop Gold Update Error:
Check your internet connection and restart AOL Desktop Gold
Delete the cookies and clear the cache before you log in to AOL
Scan your PC for any malware that may harm AOL Desktop Gold
Make sure there are not damaged, or corrupt driver installed on your system
If you still cannot update AOL Gold, you should call the customer care number and ask for additional technical assistance.

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