Recently I purchased a Dell Inspiron N5030 running with Windows 7. Nice little laptop.
My AOL 9.6 was running perfectly well until the recent update for windows, whereby whether I uninstall, reinstall restore or whatever I still end up with a request from AOL asking to restart the laptop in order for it to complete connection to the internet.
This does not happen however when I install AOL - only from the next time it is opened.
I am also using Webroot security if that helps.