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Windows 7: Can't download from Microsoft.

19 Oct 2009   #1
Yadro

Windows 7
 
 
Can't download from Microsoft.

Hello.

This is kinda strange issue and i dunno what really caused it

Since 2-3 days ago i could download updates and stuff without any problems but not it fails to connect with microsoft servers.
Umm i can browse microsoft.com(system32/drivers/etc/host file seems ok) and go to download pages of updates etc but then IDM adds the link to it's list but fails to download it.

Windows Update searches for 20-30 minutes and then says error connecting.
I can show some screens if needed.

You guys have any idea what is wrong and how to fix this ?

Regards.


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19 Oct 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What kind of virus software and firewall software are you using??
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19 Oct 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing to try to check DNS operation is to try to ping www.microsoft.com
you will probably get a time-out but should at least see the Microsoft IP address (I get 65.55.12.249 yours may vary).

If this fails to provide an ip then you have a DNS problem or, of course a connectivity problem

When you have the IP you can also try pinging this to confirm that you have connectivity.

You can also enter the IP into the browser to see if you can get a connection that way.

Please try the above and post the results
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19 Oct 2009   #4
Yadro

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
What kind of virus software and firewall software are you using??
Avira Premium Security.
Firewall level set to medium.
It's not an antivirus solution problem,it was working fine since 2 months or something.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
One thing to try to check DNS operation is to try to ping www.microsoft.com
you will probably get a time-out but should at least see the Microsoft IP address (I get 65.55.12.249 yours may vary).

If this fails to provide an ip then you have a DNS problem or, of course a connectivity problem

When you have the IP you can also try pinging this to confirm that you have connectivity.

You can also enter the IP into the browser to see if you can get a connection that way.

Please try the above and post the results
I get 207.46.19.254 and i opened the ip in a browser and sends me here http://207.46.19.254/en/us/default.aspx?pf=true which is the microsoft site.

But i can't download anything from microsoft
I can't see what the problem can be,and no i haven't applied any patch to windows.
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19 Oct 2009   #5
Yadro

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry for double post.

Here is what i get from windows update.

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19 Oct 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you behind a proxy? Does the page open at this link? Microsoft Update
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20 Oct 2009   #7
Yadro

Windows 7
 
 

No i am not behind a proxy o_o
And yes the page opens and then it automatically opens Windows Update.
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20 Oct 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yardo, I think that its time to think about backing up your data and reinstalling.. Your inability to download from windows update is a serious roadblock to your system integrity and security... Let us know what you want to do..
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20 Oct 2009   #9
Yadro

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah i know i was thinking that as well but i got too many installed stuff that reformatting and installing all over again is such a pain.

Will install official Win7 this weekend i guess.

Thanks for trying to help,i see this was some pretty messed up issue.
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20 Oct 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Lol ... I feel your pain, but thats the way it is with bleeding edge software ... Ive lost count of the times Ive had to reinstall.. Once you get it set up though, you should image your drive/partition just in case...
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