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twiggy98

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hi everyone, i was wondering if someone could help, ive got a new win 7 tower and when i try and download a game exe file it says its downloaded and finished yet the system doesnt recognise it, i can bring them down on my win vista laptop and move them to the win 7 [via a stick] and they work, but they dont work on direct download, does anyone have any ideas as to what im doing wrong, thanks...
 

peterh40

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Which site are you downloading the files from?
Are you using any download manager?
Is the exe part of a multi-part download?
 

twiggy98

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hi peter, im downloading from Demonoid as i always have done in the past, excuse my ignorance, but whats a download manager ? , on my old xp and vista computers it was ok, its only since i got this win 7 one that im having trouble
 

peterh40

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The built in download features in IE or Firefox browsers are very simple affairs, where you can download files to a specific folder or to a specified folder and thats it.
Download managers are addons that offer more features such as resumable downloads, torrent support, multiple downloads and download acceleration.
e.g.
For IE, I use Free Download Manager from http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
For Firefox there is DownloadThemAll! extension.

Demonoid is a torrent site, so the source for your download file may be unreliable and causing downloads to become corrupt in the process.
 

twiggy98

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hi peter, ive downloaded the exact same file on my vista pc andd it works fine, i will however take your advice and look at the download manager, i ws just wondering if win 7 had any built in security that prevents you from downloading exe files,
 

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Sorry, we provide no help for illegally obtained software, thread is closed.
 
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