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Old 01-12-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Got to the page to download, clicked download - nothing. Patience?
Micro$oft have set up the download using an ActiveX control that temporarily installs a download manager on your computer. Therefore you have to start the download using IE. I have tried to find a way around this but it is pretty heavily locked down to the one program: The one Micro$oft wants you to use.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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Micro$oft have set up the download using an ActiveX control that temporarily installs a download manager on your computer. Therefore you have to start the download using IE. I have tried to find a way around this but it is pretty heavily locked down to the one program: The one Micro$oft wants you to use.
That's new, I had direct links to the x86 & x64 ISO's that worked on Friday, now you get the activex installation page.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Cool Sending a little laughter your way....

Well, I sit here embarrassed as can be.

The dangers of being a computer tech are many. Only one of which is trying to download from Microsoft using Firefox.

Piece of cake using IE.

BTW, I read that the limit MS had imposed was lifted. They are allowing as many downloads as there are those that want them. Good advertising ploy. Limited release, hurry before they're all gone!
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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Well, I sit here embarrassed as can be.

The dangers of being a computer tech are many. Only one of which is trying to download from Microsoft using Firefox.
We all have our off days
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Got to the page to download, clicked download - nothing. Patience?
I had the same thing happen twice. Then I downloaded it with IE. Got two product keys in the process, though.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Micro$oft have set up the download using an ActiveX control that temporarily installs a download manager on your computer. Therefore you have to start the download using IE. I have tried to find a way around this but it is pretty heavily locked down to the one program: The one Micro$oft wants you to use.
That makes sense as to why it didn't work using Safari
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