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Windows 7: MS thinks I'm in another country

01 Jun 2010   #1
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
MS thinks I'm in another country

OS: Win7 Ultimate
Office: Pro Plus 2010 downloaded from TechNet
App: Word 2010
I have a hyperlink in a word .docx document. When Ctrl-clicking on the link, I get the MS window saying that MS security essentials is not supported in my country. Made 100% certain--country code is set to US-en.
Can feed link directly into my browser and am sent to correct site.


Copy & Paste from Word doc:
Microsoft Security Essentials
Install MSE --> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


Here is a snip of where I land:




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01 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
OS: Win7 Ultimate
Office: Pro Plus 2010 downloaded from TechNet
App: Word 2010
I have a hyperlink in a word .docx document. When Ctrl-clicking on the link, I get the MS window saying that MS security essentials is not supported in my country. Made 100% certain--country code is set to US-en.
Can feed link directly into my browser and am sent to correct site.


Copy & Paste from Word doc:
Microsoft Security Essentials
Install MSE --> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


Here is a snip of where I land:

Try clearing your browser cookies
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01 Jun 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

zigzag,
no luck. Am using firefox and cleared all cookies. Same result.
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01 Jun 2010   #4
ccatlett1984

 

First, have you tried IE?

Second, are you using a "proxy" of any kind? Are you at home or work? Who is your internet provider?
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01 Jun 2010   #5
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Perhaps what they're saying is the Microsoft Security Essentials is not available in the US.
C'mon Karlsnooks... one more post till your 1000th

P.S. Technically, you are in another country. At least from me, anyway.
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01 Jun 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Haven't tried IE yet.

No, I do not have a proxy.

I was at a Starbucks and they use ATT.

Have never had this kind of problem before.

Have never used th computer in another country.

Haven't even played with the country settinngs.
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02 Jun 2010   #7
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Actually the problem is; what state are you living in (not your state of mind either).
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