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I installed a windows xp on a friends computer last night. its a c2d with a msi motherboard. took forever to find the ethernet driver. went to install windows update service pack 3 got it installed no problems. Went to amazon to dl a game i bought off there and it keeps saying cannot connect to server check your firewall bla bla bla. Tried to do auto update on windows same thing. but i can surf the web. I have the fire wall off. Should i try re installing the ethernet drivers?
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Go back and double check the firewall. Sometimes they're not as "turned off" as we think they are, especially with WinXP.

I'd also check any security software you are running on that rig, and make sure it's not re-enabling the firewall, or blocking anything. If you don't have any security software, then I'd run Malwarebytes just to make sure a virus isn't messing with you.

With Auto Updates being blocked, I think the final scenario I gave is the most likely culprit.
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