To answer your question A Guy, i have made a few changes in Group Policy. But nothing would explain why, all of a sudden I can no longer download files. I have also made a few changes to the Registry, but again nothing that would explain this. I don't make changes to group policy or the registry without first understanding what i'm changing. The change I made was to require the key combo of Ctrl + Alt + Del to login after start up. Also I see no reason to try it in safe mode, when I am able to download said files under an Administrative account. I did however boot in to safe mode with networking disabled, before posting my original thread. I ran a vrius scan, it came up clean. then I ran SFC, even that reported no errors. I would not be surprised if it was a windows update the has generated this issue. As it would not be the first time.
Chrysalis, I have tried your current recommendation. I'm afraid that when I click save after renaming the file. I'm getting a message from IE that the file couldn't be download.