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Fix an AOL install problem on Intel Macs Install
AOL seems to have a problem installing on multi-core Intel Macs: The installation hangs at "Installing Main Database." I found a successful workaround for this problem. Go to Apple's developer website and download the CHUD tools (Tools Download page; direct download [32mb]).

Once installed, there will be a Processor preference pane in System Preferences. Use this to turn off all but one processor, then run the AOL installer. Once the installer finishes, turn the processors back on.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, but I seem to recall that disabling CPUs solved install issues with other apps.]
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Fix an AOL install problem on Intel Macs
Authored by: solsonic on Jun 12, '07 01:22:00PM

Here's another way of getting AOL to start responding again w/o having to DL CHUD tools:

When AOL stops responding at "Installing Main Database.", Drag the AOL icon off of the Dock and hold it for about 3 seconds, then go ahead and move it back into the Dock. After placing it back in the Dock it should finish the rest of the installation.

This method worked for me on more than one intel-based Mac.

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Fix all AOL problems on Intel Macs
Authored by: McBainLives on Jun 12, '07 01:29:52PM

1) Get a real internet provider.

(Hey, if you can afford a shiny new Mac, what's a few extra bucks/month for something else?)

(And no- I'm not a bitter ex-AOL member. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool anti-AOL bigot who even turned down the free switch when the plug got pulled on eWorld.)


No sig for you! Next!!

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Fix an AOL install problem on Intel Macs
Authored by: beowulff on Jun 12, '07 03:20:18PM

1) The "Drag Icon off the dock" trick didn't work on the 8-core MacPro I was doing the install on.

2) I hate AOL, and so does my client, but he still wanted it during the transition...

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