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Trying to download Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2

by resdiver / September 6, 2011 2:00 PM PDT

Every time I try to download, it says your download will begin in a moment and then it never starts. Did everything the video says to do with no results. Using Firefox.

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Where from?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 8:47 PM PDT

Where are you downloading from? Full URL web address please, then we can try the download.

On a side note...

I don't see a "Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2" listed in Google, (except your own CNET forum post), so I wonder if you have that name wrong. Do you mean "Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2002"?

I do see a Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2002 at here;"

I haven't attempted to download yet until you say whether this is the one you are trying to download, but if this is the one, did you notice that this is for "Windows 98/2000/XP". Windows 7 is not mentioned and that means it may not work on the newer OS.


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Trying to download Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2
by resdiver / September 6, 2011 11:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Where from?

It is the Standard 2002 edition that I am trying to download. The character restrictions in the subject box did not allow for the full "2002". The full RUL that I am downloading from is:;contentBody;1d

It appears to work fine up to the point of opening the download window. I received an email from CNET the next day asking me to rate the download, so I assume it appears on the CNET side that the download went through properly.

I have followed the security instructions that are provided and even went a step further and disabled my antivirus program and firewall temporarily (running Norton 360) but it still will not download and I receive no error message.


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Looks broken.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2011 2:17 AM PDT

"CNET Secure Download" and no "direct download".

Time to try other download sites?

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Price: Purchase
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2011 2:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Looks broken.

It's not free either.

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Yep, looks broken to me too.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 7, 2011 7:22 AM PDT

I click the big green "Download Now" button, the page changes but then nothing. You can report that problem directly to CNET's team from the link you gave. In the "Quick Specs" box there is a link to 'Report a problem'.


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