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Windows 7: New laptop, IE8 not downloading any links

27 Oct 2009   #1

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New laptop, IE8 not downloading any links


First and foremost, i am glad to see such a professional number of individuals here, and glad to join this group of colleagues. been on a forum before, i like the way it feels here, and there seems to be a concensus most of y'all arent youngens.


Heres my inquiry. Just bought this laptop for the mother,

Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975

Brand Spiffy New...

So, having a tad worth of knowledge about laptops et al, i went ahead and created the necessary backups, restore cds, and the like, prior to using.

This will be sent home to my mother, who is quite fairly like all our mothers, who arent as computer savvy as we'd like our parents to be.

Anyways, tried to download CCleaner, as well as AVG, but noticed when the download window (grey old school download popup), it doesnt seem to continue.

First CCleaner says "unable to download from site, webpage not accessible blah blah blah...:

Second, AVG is STILL currently trying to do so as well.

I am also running on a wireless connection.
Browser is set to default values, nothing yet changed.

Thank you for the responses folks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Hey, glad you enjoy it here!

Um, alright...are you saying that only downloads do not work but actual web browsing does?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hey, glad you enjoy it here!

Um, alright...are you saying that only downloads do not work but actual web browsing does?
it doesnt let me download links...

for example,
- i go to avg
- tried to download their free software,
- link pops up
- grey window shows up (the one that indicates your downloading a file)
- and it constantly retreives information, without any update on the 'download bar'...

i solved the problem by finding out that the IE Protection mode has to be disabled for it to work properly...
you can do this under the security options
via the bottom right corner, and double click on it.

Just a heads up for those interested. aint as technical as others may post, but it worked for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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