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Windows 7: New Dell Inspiron, activates, won't validate to download from MS

04 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


Worked like a charm!!!

And... it works in chrome now, too.

If you have a moment, for my edification, would you explain why this worked? A couple possibly helpful observations: 1) under Internet Options > advanced > settings, I had more checked boxes before than after clicking restore advanced settings. Which specific boxes were previously checked, I'm not sure. 2) "delete browser history" window previously had ALL boxes checked; I unchecked the Temp Internet, form data, and activex filtering data boxes, per your instruction.

Also, I'm curious why changing IE Internet Options results in validation working in chrome....

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04 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


It worked!!!

And... now validation works in chrome, too.

I'm curious, if you have a moment for my edification, why did this work? Two things I noticed: 1) previously under i options>advanced>settings, there were more, possibly many more boxes checked than after I clicked restore advanced settings. 2) i options>general>delete, previously ALL boxes were checked, I unchecked temp internet, form data, and activex filtering.

It would be interesting to know which of those checks, or which combo thereof, was the culprit.

Also, why would changing IE internet options allow validation through chrome? I had never even run IE before yesterday. How does a browser that's never been opened or run affect the capability of another browser?

Sorry about the dupe reply, didn't see it was on page 2....
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05 Dec 2012   #13

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

The problem may be the result of a bug that MS had on the site a few weeks ago which sent everybody chasing for a non-existent file, and failing validation.
If the cookie for that, was in your archive, then that would be used, rather than the current one, and misdirection could occur.
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