Vista Ultimate Does not Download .exe

Posted: 06-24-2008, 03:06 PM
I go to download.com

I try to download AVG's latest Free software.

It tells me save or run, I try both at first and then Save As ---> in my
secondary harddrive.

IT downloads all 43MB of the file and then just disappears. No file in the
F: drive, no file found anywhere.

What is up with Vista? I just upgraded to Ultimate from XP Pro last night,
which took me about what 5 hours? And then I cannot even download anything
from the internet.

I changed all the settings in IE7 and unprotected it and then also I am an
admin on the machine?

Any thoughts?

Vista Ultimate Does not Download .exe


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John Barnett MVP
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Re: Vista Ultimate Does not Download .exe
Posted: 06-24-2008, 06:00 PM
Have you checked the 'Download' folder on your C: drive? That's were
downloads are usually stored.

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"Krumrei" <Krumrei@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1B70993D-AB0E-47E4-831C-5F41785AA692@microsoft.com...
> I go to download.com
>
> I try to download AVG's latest Free software.
>
> It tells me save or run, I try both at first and then Save As ---> in my
> secondary harddrive.
>
> IT downloads all 43MB of the file and then just disappears. No file in
> the
> F: drive, no file found anywhere.
>
> What is up with Vista? I just upgraded to Ultimate from XP Pro last night,
> which took me about what 5 hours? And then I cannot even download anything
> from the internet.
>
> I changed all the settings in IE7 and unprotected it and then also I am an
> admin on the machine?
>
> Any thoughts?
Krumrei
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Re: Vista Ultimate Does not Download .exe
Posted: 06-24-2008, 06:38 PM
Not yet, but even so, if I try to save the file on my secondary hard drive,
the file is not there? Or is that something Vista just does?

Paul




"John Barnett MVP" wrote:
> Have you checked the 'Download' folder on your C: drive? That's were
> downloads are usually stored.
>
> --
>
> --
> John Barnett MVP
> Associate Expert
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>
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> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
> any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
> use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
> mail/post..
>
>
> "Krumrei" <Krumrei@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1B70993D-AB0E-47E4-831C-5F41785AA692@microsoft.com...
> > I go to download.com
> >
> > I try to download AVG's latest Free software.
> >
> > It tells me save or run, I try both at first and then Save As ---> in my
> > secondary harddrive.
> >
> > IT downloads all 43MB of the file and then just disappears. No file in
> > the
> > F: drive, no file found anywhere.
> >
> > What is up with Vista? I just upgraded to Ultimate from XP Pro last night,
> > which took me about what 5 hours? And then I cannot even download anything
> > from the internet.
> >
> > I changed all the settings in IE7 and unprotected it and then also I am an
> > admin on the machine?
> >
> > Any thoughts?
>
John Barnett MVP
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Re: Vista Ultimate Does not Download .exe
Posted: 06-24-2008, 08:06 PM
It should save it were you tell it to. If you don't stipulate then Vita puts
it into the 'download' folder. I personally don't use Internet Explorer's
download option simply because, if the file is large, and the connection is
slow, it has no 'pause' option. Currently I have stuck with the free version
of Download Accelerator which does the job of downloading just fine. With
Download Accelerator all downloads are stored in the 'my completed downloads
folder.'

If AVG is not in the Download file the try searching for it from the search
box on the start menu to see if it shows up.


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"Krumrei" <Krumrei@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news8016C4A-4104-4F5E-A131-AC09747FB44A@microsoft.com...
> Not yet, but even so, if I try to save the file on my secondary hard
> drive,
> the file is not there? Or is that something Vista just does?
>
> Paul
>
>
>
>
> "John Barnett MVP" wrote:
>
>> Have you checked the 'Download' folder on your C: drive? That's were
>> downloads are usually stored.
>>
>> --
>>
>> --
>> John Barnett MVP
>> Associate Expert
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>
>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
>> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
>> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
>> for
>> any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of
>> the
>> use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
>> mail/post..
>>
>>
>> "Krumrei" <Krumrei@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:1B70993D-AB0E-47E4-831C-5F41785AA692@microsoft.com...
>> > I go to download.com
>> >
>> > I try to download AVG's latest Free software.
>> >
>> > It tells me save or run, I try both at first and then Save As ---> in
>> > my
>> > secondary harddrive.
>> >
>> > IT downloads all 43MB of the file and then just disappears. No file in
>> > the
>> > F: drive, no file found anywhere.
>> >
>> > What is up with Vista? I just upgraded to Ultimate from XP Pro last
>> > night,
>> > which took me about what 5 hours? And then I cannot even download
>> > anything
>> > from the internet.
>> >
>> > I changed all the settings in IE7 and unprotected it and then also I am
>> > an
>> > admin on the machine?
>> >
>> > Any thoughts?
>>
 
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