Can't download exe

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by joemast2007, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. joemast2007

    Red Guest

    Ok, well its over a month later now.

    The problem is still here
    And now i have noticed that it even blocks .exe files that are copmpressed
    inside a zip folder

    So Vista does not allow ANY .exe Microsoft product to be installed via the
    inter
    Does not allow compressed files to be installed properly

    HOW DO I GET A REFUND ON VISTA!!!!!

    On the grounds no one can fix this problem and therefore if Vista cannot run
    ..exe's it is not fit for purpose.

    Anyone got any ideas???????
     
    Red, Dec 13, 2007
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  2. joemast2007

    flippers1113 Guest

    Hi,
    when I try to open an attatchment from my e-mail it asks whether I want to
    save or open. No matter which one I choose it shows that it is downloading
    then it all of a sudden disappears, same thing with trying to down load
    updates for the computer. Can you tell me why this is and what I can do to
    fix the problem. Thank you Kevin Phillips
     
    flippers1113, Dec 20, 2007
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  3. Vista CAN run .exe files.

    Vista CAN download .exe files.

    Millions do just that.

    You have a configuration problem somewhere in **YOUR** computer. That does
    not make Vista "not fit for the purpose" - as you say.

    I suggest you call Microsoft support. Yes, you may have to "pay" to have a
    live tech on the phone to figure out where you have gone wrong.

    --

    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
     
    Richard Urban, Dec 27, 2007
    #23
  4. joemast2007

    Red Guest

    Hiya folks,
    didnt see he 2nd page of this post... lol

    To richard Urban.. get off ya high horse and lear to ead.. theres loads of
    us having these issues and mines an out of the box setup... so go away if you
    have nothing usefull to add...

    To everyone else, its a shame we still cant quite nail this, i must confess
    i was already downloading the file, ignoring the warning and running it in
    the background.

    However I now hae a problem where if you extract a zip file nd it contains a
    ..exe, it actually pauses the extraction process and you end up with a .exe
    with 0kb, and therefore you cant just run it, which is a bit of i nightmare??

    Anyone got an clever ideas for this scenario??

    Cheers all and

    HAPPY NEW YR ( that even includes you richard)
     
    Red, Jan 1, 2008
    #24
  5. joemast2007

    goombapatrol Guest

    goombapatrol, Jun 8, 2008
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  6. joemast2007

    dotmaria Guest

    I'm having the same problem. Your workaround tips were very useful!!!
    Many thanks.
     
    dotmaria, Jun 9, 2008
    #26
  7. joemast2007

    Eddie Guest

    Im having some of the same problems.An its not due to my PC its VISTA I could
    download fine in the past .But just recently I downloaded some security
    updates an now I get this(YOUR CURRENT SECURITY SETTING DO NOT ALLOW THIS
    FILE TO BE DOWNLOADED) all of my settind are tured off or down to the lowest
    settings.
     
    Eddie, Jun 16, 2008
    #27
  8. joemast2007

    DLW92 Guest

     
    DLW92, Jun 26, 2008
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  9. joemast2007

    blahblah1776 Guest

    I found a solution to this problem on another forum, which I won't
    mention just in case there's some rule about linking competing forums &
    get this deleted :zip:. Regardless, I didn't figure this out, someone
    else did. It worked for me.

    I had the same problem: couldn't download executables, etc.
    Using Vista Home Premium 32bit, Firefox 3.0

    Solution:
     
    blahblah1776, Jul 5, 2008
    #29
  10. joemast2007

    Nonny Guest

    1) you are replying to a post from December of last year
    2) the forum you are using leeches most of its posts from Usenet and
    from Microsoft servers. Look how many posters are listed as "guest"
    for a clue.
     
    Nonny, Jul 6, 2008
    #30
  11. joemast2007

    tombster Guest

    I"m late to the discussion but I have had a problem downloading files (ex.
    download files from CNET) and I found that EI 7 Popup Blocker's setting was
    on "High". After re-setting it to "Medium", my download problems were fixed.

    Try turning off EI 7's Popup Block. If this works for you, turn it back on
    and add the website to your list of unblocked sites.
     
    tombster, Jul 22, 2008
    #31
  12. try going in internet options going in advanced setting going down were
    say reset internet say del all files just say yes all all means add on two
    fix error
     
    fix flies error, Sep 4, 2008
    #32
  13. joemast2007

    TRACEY Guest

    I'M TRYING TO DOWNLOAD YAHOO MESSENGER I OPEN A PORT IN WINDOWS FIREWALL BUT
    I STILL CAN'T DOWNLOAD
     
    TRACEY, Oct 25, 2008
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