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Windows 7: Downloads Not Working

15 Dec 2014   #1
bintexas14

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Downloads Not Working

Lost the capability to download anything. I have W7 and IE11. When I try to download I get nothing - not an error message or anything. Have tried clearing cookies, etc., rebooting, etc. Really don't know what to do and am not that computer savvy.


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15 Dec 2014   #2
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi and welcome to 7F. When downloading with IE do you see the same as in the picture below with the red
arrow at the bottom

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Have you tried downloading with a different browser such as Firefox or Chrome


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15 Dec 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bintexas14 View Post
Lost the capability to download anything. I have W7 and IE11. When I try to download I get nothing - not an error message or anything. Have tried clearing cookies, etc., rebooting, etc. Really don't know what to do and am not that computer savvy.
When did this first begin? If very recent, you could try system restore and see if it resolves the problem.

System Restore
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15 Dec 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try another browser.
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16 Dec 2014   #5
Trevor Philips

Windows 7 Pro 64bits
 
 

Did you enable any Parental Control?
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16 Dec 2014   #6
bintexas14

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

this started within in the last 4 days. downloaded a java and nothing since then. have not done a system restore and parental control is not on.
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16 Dec 2014   #7
bintexas14

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

can't download another browser so have not tried that. didn't have one downloaded before. removed firefox before this all happened. won't do that again if I ever get this repaired. will keep "extra" browsers, including chrome.

did not see the save/run line at the bottom. it never appears, so I don't get the option.
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16 Dec 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you have access to another PC.
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16 Dec 2014   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If you haven't already try first to uninstall Java,
Then if still no joy use system restore to an earlier time before you download Java
Cheers.
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16 Dec 2014   #10
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also try to reset IE Security permissions by going to Tools > Internet Options > Security
In the Security tab, click on: Reset all areas to the default level
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