Re: AOLO user check

by "Darrell King" <darrell(at)>

 Date:  Sat, 20 May 2000 12:00:37 -0400
 To:  "HWG Techniques" <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  rr
  todo: View Thread, Original
Actually, you can't recover from an AOL 5 installation without reformatting
and reinstalling your OS.  Installing AOL 4 didn't do any major damage, but
I get mysterious, automatic "updates" installed without asking everytime I
log off.  I am not sure what they do, which is one of the reasons the AOL
machine is segregated.

I have designated an old P90 as the shop AOL machine, and this has solved
the issue for us.  We have AOL 4 installed on it, a BYOA AOL account, and
can thus check our sites without risking the higher-end machines.


----- Original Message -----
From: Martin T. Hugo <martyh(at)>
To: Hwg-Techniques <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2000 9:40 AM
Subject: AOLO user check


I want to be able to check my sites for AOL users but I am not an AOL
subscriber.  I have also heard that once you install an AOL browser it
"takes over" all your Internet settings and it is virtually impossible to
return your machine to it's former state (without reinstalling IE and NN).

Any suggestions?


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