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by LebResisto / April 7, 2006 6:55 AM PDT

I'm running windows xp and have had pretty good success and few problems until recently. I can no longer download anything from big fish games, c-net etc. It's as if these and other sites have been blocked somehow. The download box appears and I click run; the download appears to start but then nothing! The agree to terms box never shows up etc. I'm a very late in life computer user and a complete neophyte so I need a answer that is very simple to follow and understand. Thanx. Al P.S. I really, really miss my daily big fish games fix!!!

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Do you ever
by Darton Fury / April 7, 2006 6:59 AM PDT
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delete Temp Internet files and cookies? Run Disk Cleanup?

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bbigal
by LebResisto / April 7, 2006 8:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Do you ever

yes I do

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Try "save"...
by John.Wilkinson / April 7, 2006 9:17 AM PDT
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When you click the download link, instead of choosing "Run" try "Save," and select the location of your choice, such as on your desktop. Once the download finishes, click "Close," then launch the installer directly by double-clicking in. Using this method you shouldn't have a problem installing programs.

The difference is that if you click Run, the file/program is downloaded to your Temp folder and automatically scheduled for deletion within a few days. If you download it to the location of your choice you can keep the installer in case you ever want to uninstall and reinstall the program.

Either way, you have the option of having Internet Explorer launch the program installer for you. Depending on your security settings, IE could be blocked from launching applications, disabling this ability. To restore the default settings, go tools->internet options, select the Security tab, click Default Level, and make sure the slider is set to Medium. Also, click on the Advanced tab and select Restore Defaults.

Hope this helps,
John

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