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The AOL CD-ROM Collection

America On-Line

In the early 1990s, the service provider America On-Line (AOL) initiated a new "carpet-bombing" approach to acquiring new members, sending free CD-ROMs throughout the USA offering trial access to the service. This approach grew AOL from 200,000 accounts to over 22 million.

Along the way, millions of CD-ROMs were produced for AOL, at one point representing 50% of all CDs being manufactured worldwide. As a result, millions of CDs landed in the world and went to all sorts of locations, piling up and becoming landfill, filled storage, and art. Multiple thousands of variations were produced during this time.

This collection will comprise as many unique versions of AOL CDs as can be found.



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by Cap'n Crunch
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This game was created after the "Where's The Cap'n" AD campaign and was later revealed that he was helping the crunchlings defeat the crunchium thief. In the game you help raise a baby crunchling by feeding it Cap'n Crunch and training it with three mini-games based on jumping, strength and speed. When your crunchling has been fully raised you can then challenge the crunchium thief to beat the game in challenges that are similar to the mini-games. It also comes with a free trial of...
Topics: Cap'n Crunch, Crunchling Adventure, Crunchling, Adventure, Crunchium, CD-ROM, Game, Windows 95, Mac...
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favorite 3
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Reinstallation CD Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Dell (R2490)
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favorite 3
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MAD Magazine and AOL CD-ROM (1996)
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by SoftKey International
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AOL CD-ROM: Key Clip Art 25,000 (Softkey) (KCT 844 AE CD)
Topic: AOL CD-ROM
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing (Version 12.01) (380858A-CD) (2001)
Topics: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Mavis Beacon, Typing, Program, CD, AOL
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I got this game today and thought I'd share with you guys. Oh yeah, it's also got an AOL trial included on it. ;)
Topics: dec3199, knowledge munchers, 1997, windows, windows 95, education, educational, disc, learn,...
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AOL Version 9.0 and 7.0 Windows AOL 5.0 (AOL) (2004)
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An archive of an AOL installation disk. This was apparently bundled with a couple of computers back in the day.
Topics: dec3199, aol, aol 8.0, installation, disc
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by Australian Consolidated Press
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Australian PC User October 1999 Disc 1 PC User-Productivity disc - October 1999 Edition ========================================= What's on this month's CD-ROM. To easily view this file in Notepad, select WordWrap from the Edit Menu. Note: Full installation tips and warnings are included in the PC User Offline Web pages. We recommend that users browse our CD using the Web pages before installing software. (See installation details in readme.txt). Special Features this month...
Topics: Australian PC User, pc user, game, pc, computer, disc, cd, cover cd, cover disc, magazine
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by The Learning Company
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Educational Focus Operation Neptune  helps players develop mathematical skills while engaging them in an action-filled undersea adventure where they confront mathematics in a meaningful way. By incorporating realistic math problems related to the operation of a high-tech submarine, the program helps players realize that mathematics has value in the world outside the classroom. It teaches important lessons in problem solving and fosters mathematical confidence. The program's special features...
Topics: educational games, submarine, oceans, aquatic, entertainment, video games, windows 3.1, windows 95,...
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by EA Sports; Post Foods
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"To support its sponsorship of Major League Baseball, Post Cereal is delivering interactive baseball games to consumers via six collectible CD ROMs in specially marked packages. Spending on the promotion between all partners tops $10 million. Some 40 million “3 Ways to Score” CDs feature games, virtual trading cards, video segments covering all of the Major League Baseball teams. Twenty Post brand cereals will carry the CDs through summer’s end including, Raisin Bran, Honey Bunches...
Topics: demo, baseball, AOL, Upper Deck, Real One, MLB, trading cards, Windows 98 CD-ROM, Windows XP CD-ROM
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Chutes and Ladders AOL Trial (Hasbro) (1999)
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by Infogrames Interactive, Inc.
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Candy Land (Infogrames Interactive) (2002)
Topics: Candy Land, Board Game, CD, Game, Hasbro, AOL, General Mills, Inforgrames, Infogrames Interactive,...
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Windows 7 for Dummies eLearning Kit (Part #978KPART23704) (CD ID #MD05109A) (2011) Dummies eLearning README file Copyright (c) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This README file contains information to help you get started using Dummies eLearning. This course requires no installation. CONTENTS ============================= 1. System Requirements 2. Launch Instructions 3. Troubleshooting 4. Copyright Information 5. Contact Information ============================= 1. System Requirements...
Topics: For Dummies, Windows, Windows 7, CD, Program
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Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia 1995 (Version 3.00) (Windows) (1997)
Topics: Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, Interactive Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia, Windows, CD, Program,...
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by Australian Consolidated Press
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PC User-Productivity disc - January 1999 Edition ======================================================== What's on this month's CD-ROM. ====== Disc 1 ====== PCPlayer Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, Wheel of Time, Dungeon Keeper 2, FIFA 2000, Total Annihilation: Kingdoms Feature OmniPage Pro 10 demo PIMs and calendars Pegasus Mail for Windows v. 3.12a, NoteTab Pro v. 4.6a, Clipmate for Windows v. 5.1.08, SiSoft Sandra v.8.5, Password Keeper v. 5.4, AnyWhere 2000 v. 4.0, WS_FTP LE...
Topics: Australian PC User, 2000, pc, computer, cd, disc, cover cd, cover disc, PhotoExpress, PC Player, PC...
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by Australian Consolidated Press
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Australian Personal Computer (APC) CD - November 2000 Disc 1 ==================================== apcmag.cd November 2000 Vol 5 No. 11 ==================================== *Select Word Wrap* Product Index - November CD This index lists all the products that are featured in this month's CD 1.    Workshop Windows 100 Proof Cocktail Planner 5.0, 123 FREE Solitaire 4.4, 3DNomaad 1.5, Adobe Illustrator 9, Crossword Compiler 5.1, Full Motion Video 3.0.2, HotDog Professional 6.2, Kyodai Mahjongg...
Topics: Australian Personal Computer, APC, CD, disc, cover cd, cover disc, magazine, windows, linux, os/2,...
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Unlimited AOL Free for 50 Days AOL 9.0 Optimized (PA404R38) (2003)
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GSP AOL Solitaire Games - Win95 (Eng)
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Aol 9.0 Optimized 1099 Hours Free - Free Seinfeld Trivia Game TR0411R95
Topics: aol, seinfeld, cd
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by America Online
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Picture of 9.0 package for AOL CD
Topic: AOL
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by AOL
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AOL trial disc promoting Chicken Little
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Topics: aol, trial, chicken little, disney
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AOL 9.0 (ADM404CD1)(America Online)(2004)
Free Games on this CD 1175 Hours Free for 50 Days (Advantage AOL)(PM050781)(2004)
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Try AOL 9.0! 1175 Hours Free - Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith Package - RA0505M30 Disc - RA0505R27 Insert - RA0505B34
Topics: aol, star wars, episode 3, cd
America Online Now! AOL Version 7.0 Come Back Now (America Online)(CR0206R1)(2001)
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IncaGold AOL Grand Prix Solution - Win95 (Eng)
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Totally Free Internet Service Bluelight.com
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AOL 9.0 Optimized - Faster Web Surfing Sleeve - BA0408M12 Disc - 0N012R1-M
Topics: aol, isp, cd
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by AOL
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AOL 9.0 - Try AOL 90 Days Risk-Free Package - RA0602M4 Disc - RA0605R42-C
Topics: aol, mcaffee, games, cd
Application for Reinstalling Sonic RecordNow 6.5.3 Software (Dell) G4287 Rev A00 2004
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Post-it Software Notes (Version 1.5 for Windows) (Smart Saver) (TLC Multimedia) (1999) Compare with https://archive.org/details/Post-it_Software_Notes_v1.5_-_Win95_Eng
Topics: Post-it Notes, Sticky Note, Post-it Software Notes, CD, Program, AOL, Smart Saver, TLC Multimedia,...
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Chex Quest America Online Version 3.0 (1996)
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All New AOL 7.0 (AOL)(CR0202R73)
Narnia and RadioTunes BBC Audio AOL Version 9.0 and 7.0 for Windows (AOL)(2004)
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America On Line (Version 7.0)(PA1201R7)(America On Line)(2001)
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Get Optimized 9.0 Optimized America Online (BA90384)(2003)
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1099 Hours Free for 50 Days (America Online)(TR0309R1)(2004)
Unlimited AOL Free for 50 Days (AOL 9.0 Optimized)(Enjoy AOL Music)(PA504R449)(2003)
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America Online 3.0 With 50 Free Hours (A497R78)
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by America Online
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AOL 9.0 Security Edition For Windows
Topics: aol, 9.0, security, freeware, games
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Try 10 Free Games On This Rom AOL (PM0509R7)(2005)
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by America Online
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AOL 9.0 1099 Hours Free Disk For Windows ISO image or Zip file Documentation included
Topics: aol, 9, free, disk, games, freeware
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America Online Diamond - Windows (Eng)
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AOL 7.0 - 1025 Hours Free For 45 Days Sleeve - 216594  PA902M12 Disc - PA902R11
Topics: aol, cd, isp
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AOL 90 Days Risk Free (ONO604R3 1)(America Online, Inc.)(2005)
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Try AOL 9.0! (2 Months Free) - Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith Disc Label: CR0505R151SW
Topics: AOL, Star Wars, Episode 3, Episode III, CD
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All New! America Online Version 8.0 (A1202R801)(2002)
America Online All New Version 6.0 Target 10 percent off at Target (RA1200R28)(2000)
AOL Versions 9.0 and 7.0 for Windows 5.0 for Mac Classic and OSX (2004)
1045 Hours Free for 45 Days Try All New AOL 9.0 Optimized (America Online)(PA104R29)
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AOL Versions 9.0 and 7.0 Windows AOL 5.0 for Mac Classic (2004)
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America Online 5.0 (500 Hours Free)(AOL)(A0700RB01)(1999)
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AOL Titanium Version 7.0 (AOS204CD1)
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America Online All New! 8.0 Silver (CR0212RA)(AOL)(2002)
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America Online Explore for 50 Hours Free New Version (RO2331)
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The Houseplan Collection Homebuilding and Renovating Homebuilding
Samsung Electronics Super CD (Karaoke AOL Quick Links)(Samsung Digital)
AOL New Version 9.0 Security Edition 1175 Hours Free - Free McAfee VirusScan Online Pouch Version Package - RA0503M8 Disc - RA0502R1
Topics: aol, mcafee, cd
Freebeeb.Net Free and Easy Internet Access Release 1.2 BBC Worldwide
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Start Now MSN Internet Access Verion 5.1 098 88677 098 88400
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by Gateway 2000
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Gateway 2000 Information Highway
Topics: Gateway 2000, Information Highway, AOL, CompuServe, Prodigy, FaxWorks
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texts
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German and Swedish-Language AOL 3.0 CDs. PDF should be cropped into more accurate items. From  Christoffer Turfors.
Topic: AOL 3.0 Cds
AOL 9.0 Optimized Use This Free Upgrade CD Now (AOL)(RUG0903R1)
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This is the driver CD that came with the MicroLink 65k modem from ELSA. It includes drivers/stup programs, manuals, AOL installers, Acrobat Reader, a demo of the game "Forsaken", and some useful shareware programs (WinZip, ZOW, Paint Shop Pro, etc.)
Topics: Driver, CD, ELSA, MicroLink
America Online 6.0 Free Trial! 1000 Hours for 45 Days (AOL)(A0701R202)(2000)
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AOL All New 6.0 Version for Windows and Macintosh (AOS109CD1)
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by AOL
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AOL Version 7.0! 1000 House Free! Disc: RA502R4 Sleeve: RA102M17
Topics: aol, cd
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AOL 8.0 Best Version Yet (A0503R23)(2002)
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AOL Version 5.0 (AOL) (1999) (CD Green 0100)
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CSi CompuServe (Compuserve)(1997)(CS1872)
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AOL CD ROM Version 5.0 ALL NEW (AB032)
Faster Web Surfing With AOL TopSpeed Technology (PN0410R62)(2004)
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Pot of Gold Demos Collection Space Bar Obsidian AOL
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America Online Platinum Premier Version 5.0 P200R2 (1999)