Why am I unable to download software from techrepublic?

By michaelnorton.ben ·
I am unable to successfully download functioning software listed as License: Free from the techrepublic software section.
When I click the 'download' button, the resulting popup window is always blank. In order to bypass this problem, I close the popup window and right-click on 'If a new window did not open for your download, please click here.' and select 'Save Link As'. At that point, I am able to download the software to my computer. However, my success is short-lived. When I open the directory where I saved the file, then attempt to install or unzip, I receive an error that the file is not recognized of the software is invalid, etc. I've tried both IE8 and Firefox 3.6.8. I'm running Windows XP Service Pack 3. Where have I gone wrong?

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RE:Where have I gone wrong?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Why am I unable to downlo ...

That's a very good question and the answer is I'm not sure what's happening here.

However assuming that you can download from other sites you could search the CNET Software Download links here for the software you where looking at

What Security Settings do you have set on your XP Box here? That is the only thing that I can think of that could be causing the problem.


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I had your problem d/Loading PDF Files from TR

by fosill69 In reply to Why am I unable to downlo ...

I was running PDFCreator & Adobe Reader.I ditched both & installed Foxit Reader & PDFCreator original Ver 1.0.0 and problem disappeared. I was lucky I guess that I had kept orig PDFCreator.
It was very annoying getting TR Download confirmations for blank PDFs !Hope this may help you.

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