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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by LauraTP, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. LauraTP

    LauraTP Thread Starter

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    HI,
    I tried today to download two exe. files. When I choose download it says I am downloading a jpeg file, application/octet-stream. If I go ahead and download the file will not work. It does not give me a choice to change it from a jpeg to exe file. What is wrong? I recently installed a USB hub to plug in 4 extra USB peripherals that I had already installed and they work fine. How can I get this corrected?
     
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    What you're trying to download is a video in my experience and requires a Player that handles those files correctly. Windows media player will not.


    Get it from http://www.real.com/realone/index.html?src=player_redct. Please see the link to the Free plaqyer at top right of page.
     
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    What you're trying to download is a video in my experience and requires a Player that handles those files correctly. Windows media player will not.


    Get it from http://www.real.com/realone/index.html?src=player_redct. Please see the link to the Free plaqyer at top right of page.
     
  4. LauraTP

    LauraTP Thread Starter

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    The two files I was trying to download was Acrobat 5.1 exe. program and an update patch for a program already installed that was an exe. download. When I tried to download each of these downloads it said they were jpeg files and they aren't. Neither were video or jpeg files. I have downloaded many times and it normally just pops up with the window asking if I want to open using application, save to disk or lauch immediate. For instance, I went to adobe acrobat web and clicked download on the reader. I should not show as jpeg when it is an exe file. Something has altered a setting. I have recently added the USB hub, a second Palm, MP3 player, several software downloads for palm etc. Those worked and then today I get this problem now on download attempts. Is there somewhere where you set the default type of download or should it be recognizing this on its own?
     
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    In order of appearance:

    Update your antivirus, temporarily disable your screen saver (choose None) and scan with your anti-virus set to scan All Files. Update and scan bi-monthly.

    You can scan on-line to double-check your Windows scanner at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    *** Mandatory (get a firewall of any brand) - Get free Sygate personal firewall anti-hacker countermeasure from http://www.sygate.com. 'Don't let anything out to the Internet you don't know what it is.' Also please see http://www.firewallguide.com/ for more information on why all on-line home computers should be firewall enabled.

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    Open Internet Explorer (IE); Tools menu; Internet Options; Advanced tab; Click the Restore Defaults button; Click Apply; Click Ok. Close IE.

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    Open (IE); Click the Tools menu; Point to Internet Options; Click the Security tab; Click the Default Level button; Click Apply; Click Ok. Close IE.

    Open IE; Click the Tools menu; Internet Options; Click the Security tab; Click the Custom Level button; Click Apply; Click Ok. Close IE. Start IE as desired.

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    Internet Explorer 5.x/6.x comes with a repair tool. To use it, go to the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel; Scroll and click to highlight 'Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x' in the Install/Uninstall window; Then click on the Add/Remove button; Select 'Repair' the current installation of Internet Explorer radio button; Click on OK. Resart your computer when prompted.
     
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