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Is their a version of aol that has the chatrooms and all the other stuff without all of AOLs crap that they add on? I don't want AOL security , I don't want a bloated software program that takes over my computer and web browser. I do however want access to the old aol download area where I used to find a certain type of music file called MOD, XM, S3M, or other types. These old music files were of high quality and are the earliest versions of techno music made off of computers. I still have an account with AOL account with thtem because my sister left it open for me. I have not used it in several years. I know their is dead aim. Does anyone know of a stripped down version of aol?
    
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isn't there an option to not just install the crap?
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Unfortunatly, they only do the imfamous "OH NOES ALL MYZ RESOURSES HAS GONEZ!" version of AOL

The only way to get past it is too have a router and use firefox etc on a networked computer using the AOL dialer and ICS.

Stupid AOL
    
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So basically install the crappy version and go through the registry and the remove all the start up files. So that nothing runs until I tell it to? I have done that in the past. Unfortunately once I start the main app all the others start as well. It is such a crappy program. I might use VMware to install it lol.
    
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So basically install the crappy version and go through the registry and the remove all the start up files. So that nothing runs until I tell it to? I have done that in the past. Unfortunately once I start the main app all the others start as well. It is such a crappy program. I might use VMware to install it lol.
hmm yes that would work just fine
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So basically install the crappy version and go through the registry and the remove all the start up files. So that nothing runs until I tell it to? I have done that in the past. Unfortunately once I start the main app all the others start as well. It is such a crappy program. I might use VMware to install it lol.
VMWare FTW.
 
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VMWare FTW.
then again if your going to do that you my as well get different internet
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then again if your going to do that you my as well get different internet
If you would read the first post you would understand the situation

I am not wanting to use AOL. I have a cable modem and I am completely happy with it. I do want access to AOLs old download area that contains a bunch of old music files called XMs, S3Ms, And MODs. They were the original software tracking programs created in DOS to compose dance music. I just want to take a trip down memory lane and gain access to AOLs download area to find some of the old programs and music. The program used to create the program was called a tracker. The most common tracking programs were Fast tracker, and Scream tracker.

Info S3M
Info XM
Info Mod

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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist View Post
If you would read the first post you would understand the situation

I am not wanting to use AOL. I have a cable modem and I am completely haooy with it. I do want access to AOLs old download area that contains a bunch of old music files called XMs, S3Ms, And MODs. They were the original s9oftware tracking programs created in DOS to compose dance music. I just want to take a trip down memory lane and gain access to AOLs download area to find some the old programs and music. The program used to create the program was called a tracker. The most common tracking programs were Fast tracker, and Scream tracker.

Info S3M
Info XM
Info Mod

It is highly recommended that you read the question before responding.
ooops

I mis read your first post sorry

BTW : I did read it just got it wrong
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Anyone know what version of AOL, was the first to have all the crap packaged with it? You know all the helper apps?
    
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