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I noticed this last night as I tried to download the Vista drivers for the realtek audio device.

Anytime I try to download anything from a BMP to a ZIP, EXE, etc and use the Save button the file will show up in the folder, the download dialogue will close, and the file dissapears from the computer.

If I use the Run button the file will finish downloading, it will ask me to confirm that I want to run it and then the dialogue closes and nothing happens.

So far I've tried the following:
1. First I cleaned up the Temporary Internet Files (furthermore known as TIF since I hate typing it out.)
2. That didnt work so I ran a disk cleanup and clear the entire TIF folder including cookies.
3. I double checked the amount of storage for the TIF folder and got all the windows updates (3) installed.

If I use SuperPI 32M to lag the computer right as it copies the file to the folder from the TIF I can quickly copy the file to another folder and get it that way but that's annoying.

- Is this something to do with Microsoft crippling Vista RC1 with an update?
- Is this an error with IE7 in Vista?
- Could it be driver related? I've done Chipset, Lan, Sound, and Raid driver updates.
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post #2 of 13
delete that bullcrap off your pc and buy the full version when it comes out.
or just make a fresh, clean install of windows xp pro.
release candidates are known for nasty bugs and flaws such as this one
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post #3 of 13
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It didn't do this the last time I installed it. In fact aside from this one error Vista RC1 has been great to me.

Help me with this error or don't comment seriously "Vista sux lol" doesn't help anyone.
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillovic View Post
delete that bullcrap off your pc and buy the full version when it comes out.
or just make a fresh, clean install of windows xp pro.
release candidates are known for nasty bugs and flaws such as this one
Perhaps be a little more constructive.

Have you perhaps tried a repair install ? .
post #5 of 13
no vista doesnt suck,
i love it, its so much better than windows xp or anything else
im just saying get the full version, its so much better than the release candidate.
im using vista ultimate and its rock stable, no problems at all here
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Did the repair already sorry forgot to mention that. My last choice is to put all my files back on the storage computer (again) and try a clean install. I did an upgrade this time opposed to the clean install i tried on my last computer. Just thought there might be a simple solution to this.

If I knew where to get Ultimate I'd buy it in a heartbeat. But I didn't think they were selling them in stores until January 30th
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post #7 of 13
no, with RCs there are no simple solutions.
perhaps you will HAVE to reinstall the whole thing again.
have fun!
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I think that was an IE7 error if I remember right. Try to change the location of where the browser saves the files. That might just fix the problem.
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post #9 of 13
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When you say the location of where it saves the files you mean the Temporary Internet Files folder? Or where I choose to save them to? I've tried the Desktop, the Downloads folder, My documents, C:\\
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Well I was thinking that IE7 had a download manager similar to Firefox, where you can change the location of your downloads, but maybe I am remembering wrong. That brings up another idea-download using Firefox?
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