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.exe files not downloading

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    .exe files not downloading


    I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8 installed. I had no trouble downloading an .exe program file previously, but now nothing happens when I try to run the program. I've run another fix mentioned on this forum, and after rebooting, I get the same results. Any suggestions?

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    Hello Carlivia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    After you download the file, see if unblocking it first may help.

    If not, then do you have a 3rd party AV or firewall program installed? If so, you might check to see if they are blocking them. Be sure that the .exe is safe before adding it to the safe list though.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by carlivia View Post
    I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8 installed. I had no trouble downloading an .exe program file previously, but now nothing happens when I try to run the program. I've run another fix mentioned on this forum, and after rebooting, I get the same results. Any suggestions?
    Scrap the exe you have & download it again is one idea.
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