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Windows 7: Problem with opening file

11 May 2014   #11
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
So it seems like it's an IE download issue.
Having another browser(s) might be a "suggested workaround" for this issue.
That way, if there is a problem downloading with IE, it's quick and easy to test with another browser.
I have 2-3 browsers on all my systems, just in case there is any issue, so I can quickly test a different browser...
+1.

Another good idea is to have Firefox 27.0 Portable on a USB. You can drag the whole folder onto the HD for faster execution without having to "install" it. I have Pale Moon x64 installed and to me FF portable is just as fast. I mainly have Pale Moon so I can set it as default without portable kludging.


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11 May 2014   #12
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you very much David, UsernameIssues and MilesAhead , I appreciate all your assistance.

Actually I hate using IE but Chrome seems to have a lot of issues the last time I tried it , was thinking of trying Maxthon but don't know if it's worth it.

Never cared for Firefox much.
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12 May 2014   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome.
At least now you know an IE download problem might be solved by renaming the file.
UsernameIssues has seen this problem and explained it very well. +1

MilesAhead pointed out having a portable browser as a good "backup option". +1
That way you don't have to install and maintain a secondary browser, but you can run another browser if/when you have IE issues.
Something to consider ... ?

If you have issues with Chrome, have you asked for help in the Browsers & Mail - Windows 7 Help Forums forum ?
Maybe you have "other system issues" causing Chrome problems ???

I don't know why you don't care for Firefox.
The new FF ver. 29 looks a lot like Chrome, if that is important for you.
Some people like it, some don't ...
Read more here: Mozilla Introduces Firefox 29 the Most Customizable Ever

hth,
David
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12 May 2014   #14
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post
Thank you very much David, UsernameIssues and MilesAhead , I appreciate all your assistance.

Actually I hate using IE but Chrome seems to have a lot of issues the last time I tried it , was thinking of trying Maxthon but don't know if it's worth it.

Never cared for Firefox much.
You can try Chromium snapshots. Use only the win32 zip file, not the installer. Before you unpack a new build to use it, save the folder the exe file is in and the folder the profile is in. That way you can go back to an older working version if you try a newer build with bad bugs.
If you have chrome installed it will pick up the settings. Then you can uninstall the original chrome once you make the snapshot the default browser.

I went back to FF once it loaded and ran fast. No need to have a dozen exe files running like chrome.

I did MaxThon for awhile. It was much better in version 2.x when users wrote extensions for it. There was a fun community of people adding features at the request of other users. With 3.x only "official" extensions can be used. In effect they killed it.

For FF portable I recommend finding 27.0 and using that. Seems even 27.01 has funky issues and now they are following Opera to be yet another chrome look-alike. I always hated the "ribbon interface" as it just sweeps the menu under the rug. But those are my prejudices.
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12 May 2014   #15
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks guys , the thing I like about Chrome is the speed and the feature that makes things instantly pop up as you type .

Firefox always confused me because I don't understand all the versions , what's wrong with just having one updated version , with FF I never know if it's updated or not and which would be the most secure version.

I found chrome to have a lot of browser hijackers even when I used extensions like adblock plus.


I checked out the browsers page and I will try Opera , any opinions on that one

Thanks again.
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12 May 2014   #16
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I have Opera 12.14 64 bit on my system. I don't use it that often. But it is quite fast. Also it is usable "out of the box." It definitely is good to have. A nice thing about HD > 1/2 TB being common is you don't have to uninstall just to get a few MB back. You can leave some alternatives installed without feeling any pain.
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12 May 2014   #17
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you MA, appreciate it.
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13 May 2014   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

^ Sure thing.
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