Windows 7 Will Not Download...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ConnorScott, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. ConnorScott macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if i'm a complete idiot and there has been a thread about this before but I dont look on this that much...So I go to the Windows site and go through all the stuff then get the Serial Key and the download now button...I click that button and it loads for like 2 secs and nothing changes? Is this just server overload? Is there another way to get it? Direct link or something? Thanks guys!:D:cool::apple:
     
  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    i was able to download the 64 bit one yesterday but i have tried to get the 32 bit with no luck. every direct link i try downloads for a few minutes and fails out
     
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  4. TJMeier macrumors member

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    When you click the download link it installs a program that downloads the files. I THINK the program is for windows only because when i tried downloading from IE in Windows 7 it works fine. however when im running OSX and it does the same thing your saying.
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    thanks. the link you gave had the link to the direct links. i'm trying it now
     
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  7. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  8. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    ok well it failed after about 538 mb downloaded. i guess i'll try again. has anyone else had luck with the links from lifehacker?
     
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I went to Microsoft's Windows 7 beta page to download my copy (I have both 32/64 bits versions on disc).
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    and it worked fine? cuz i tried that other link again and this time it got to 583 mb and then failed again
     
  11. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i am having no luck with going to microsoft.com and following the links to the download. once i click the download link, log-in, and then i just get a spinning ball thing. and it never downloads
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    They use an ActiveX download manager. ActiveX=Windows required with Internet Explorer.

    A big fat nothing happened when I tried to download on my Mac. Had to boot up a VM with Windows and download using IE.
     
  13. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i thought that might be the case, so i tried firefox instead of safari, and i got a little farther. it asked a few questions about me, and then after answering and clicking continue, i get to a page not found! what gives!

    i'll try again in windows, but i don't think it's going to work
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i just tried with IE in vista, and i got to a page not found. man, i guess i'm just not meant to have it
     

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