I don't have IE8, but using IE9 and FF11 I was able to download it with no issues, can you please try again?
And let me know if you are still having issues?
OS Windows 8
I tried downloading Picasa from Google, got Error of
"Unable to Download Picasa - Download has timed out"
so I came here to CNET and tried.... got the same message.
The download starts, reaches about 95% within 10 seconds and then I get the error message! Is that not crazy fast???
Is there some setting somewhere that I can change or???
Thanks in advance to all!
Just read the rest of the posts, and so I'll let you know I'm running both Windows 8 AND IE8, lol.
I tried again, and the download whips right thru in just a few seconds, till it gets to 95% and either 1 or two seconds remaining. Then the error box comes up. The exact wording is:
"Unable to download Picasa-39-setup.exe from software-files-a.cnet.com
The operation timed out"
Oddly, the download box continues in the background, with the file pages moving from the earth to the file, but it doesn't go any further....
It's so frustrating! How can it time out at five or six seconds???
This looks like it's more an Windows 8 beta issue than on our end or on Google Picasa Sites. Windows 8 is in beta now, so I'm not too sure what is or what isn't compatible.
And as Mark asked you, have you reported it to Microsoft? Since you are testing Windows 8 beta, I'm also curious as why would you run IE8 on Windows 8, should it come with IE9 or some higher beta version like 10?
I've downloaded this title on Windows 7 and Windows XP machines using IE8 and 9 with no problems whatsoever, which leads me to believe, it's something with Windows 8.
Sorry I couldn't be of much help here, but our site as of now doesn't support Windows 8 until it is official released to the general public.
I hope you do find a solution soon. Good luck!
Thank you very much for your efforts, I do appreciate it.
I have not reported the problem to Microsoft, but will after this post.
"" Since you are testing Windows 8 beta, I'm also curious as why would you run IE8 on Windows 8, should it come with IE9 or some higher beta version like 10?""
I have to say that I can't say that I'm "running" anything with anything, lol. ( I didn't for example, know that I'm "testing" Windows 8!) It's somehow is just what I have. To be honest, I don't recall choosing to have either Windows 8 OR IE8!
At any rate, I will report the issue to Microsoft, and perhaps look at making some changes in my system.
Thanks again for all your help!
I went and tried to download some random software just to see if it would work, and it was fine, so I guess the problem is some kind of compatibility issue with Windows 8 and Picasa.
I will be reporting it to Microsoft, thanks for the suggestion. I'm really not terribly computer savvy.
Thanks again for your help!
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