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Windows 7: Windows 7...I cannot download any programs

16 Apr 2010   #11
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you're using a brand new computer direct from manufacturer, your activation should be taken care of. Are you sure you're not actually downloading? Check your internet options to see where downloads should be saving. Now check that directory after clicking this link: Download SpeedFan 4.40

If you have a secondary computer, download an installation of Firefox and install it. After it's installed, come back to to this page and attempt to download from here. Once you click the link hit Ctrl+J if a dialog doesn't come up. That will tell you whether or not you're downloading the file.


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16 Apr 2010   #12
petsrus2003

Windows 7
 
 

ok, It actually let me download firefox, but then it came up with this.....Unable to connect








Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.mozilla.com.





* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.
* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
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16 Apr 2010   #13
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Sounds like your internet is down for some reason.

Make sure you're activated for posterity's sake.

Start > Right Click Computer > Properties > You should see a line that says Microsoft Windows is activated and a software key.

I.E.
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16 Apr 2010   #14
petsrus2003

Windows 7
 
 

My internet is fine. I am surfing the web as we speak
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16 Apr 2010   #15
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

But you can't download anything through IE or FF? Did you check the activation?
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16 Apr 2010   #16
petsrus2003

Windows 7
 
 

I checked and yes Windows is activated!
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16 Apr 2010   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What security software are you running? Preinstalled OEM crap antivirus? Stuff like that?
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16 Apr 2010   #18
petsrus2003

Windows 7
 
 

No I still cannot download anything. I got firefox to download which was a surprise cause nothing else will, but it will not work.
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16 Apr 2010   #19
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Good Point, Turn off your anti-virus and/or firewall and try to download.

BTW, What happens when you can't download? Do you get an error or a not 404 page like before? Do you just not see anything?
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16 Apr 2010   #20
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did you run and malware and antivirus scan as suggested?
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