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    Restricted networking?

    I can browse but many other functions seem not to be working.

    I cannot activate or update windows, all security certificates read as invalid, can't upload attachments to either here or rapidshare, "windows smartscreen can't be reached right now" for everything, the add-on manager for firefox thinks I'm offline, etc. is completely unusable for me. I tried to install Zune & was told I needed to install .NET framework 3.5 but every time I've tried - whether it's the bootstrap or the full version I should be able to install even when offline - I get "windows couldn't connect to the internet to download the necessary files."

    Ha! Nevermind. It was my clock. I'd set it in bios but it seems it hadn't taken the year.
    Last edited by parrish76; 09 Apr 2012 at 03:45.

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