Well I know, I know, I know. Yes Yes Yes I have A.O.L. I know as far as most of you're concerbed it sucks, it does I admit it. Understand it is my only choice. I had a 28k connection. Now I have so many problems with the software. Firstly it started to have crashes. Then it would say, not responding. It took a bugger to uninstall and reinstall. I booted the version called 8 into the back draw for now. I am currently using version 7, which I changed the .exe to install under the compatibility for 98/me. I have windows XP. Version 8 works excellent on Me. I know as I used it on my sisters note book all afternoon with no probs. The 64,000 $question$ 'How do you set A.O.L. to run through XP connections (dial up connections, asdl etc..) rather than installing the software A.O.L. sent me? Will affect my connection to A.O.L. servers? If you want to slag off A.O.L. make your own topic on them and not use this question as a lets diss A.O.L. I have heard them mostly. Thanks.