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  1. Thanks Carlos. I've compared your log with my server log, and there's a one-to-one correspondence of https calls. In the Fiddler log I can't see any error message with either microsoft.com or heidoc.net connections. This is no connection issue.

    Could you disable all plugins and anti tracking lists in your IE, and try again? If that fixes the issue, we can identify the culprit by re-enabling the plugins one after another.

  2. Thanks Nik for getting this done! The new forum features are great.

    Having lost the customized theme is a bit unfortunate (and largely my fault, as I triggered the forum software update...)

    Anyway, obviously, we can't have both. And a good community doesn't depend on the forum colours. :)

  3. The ISO downloader leverages the download functions that are integrated into Windows and .NET. There's no pause and resume function in there by default, and we're not going to implement a new download module from scratch.

    If your internet connection is slow or unstable, and you can't grab an image through the downloader without interruption, my suggestion is pasting the links into a download manager.

    My personal recommendation: Free Download Manager (http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/)

  4. That's something I've never seen before.

    You guys have convinced me that I need to do some more debugging on Windows 7.

    In about a month's time I will get my most powerful computer back that can run a Win 7 VM smoothly.

    Until then, I suggest running the tool on Win 8.x or 10, or to post any interesting error messages that can be found through fiddler here in this thread.

  5. 50 minutes ago, Dratas said:

    To be clear mine antivirus is avast internet security if there any virus or false positive,exe will be putted in qurantine chest,but av nothing done that so no virus,other question about .NET version 4.6.2 and TLS 1.2 are enabled in Internet options,so requirments are ok,but program not wanna work properly :D hmm maybe older version try if that somewhere near by.With host files all ok.

    The old version will not help you. The downloader's call to microsoft.com is blocked for unknown reasons.

    You could install a web debugger such as fiddler: http://www.telerik.com/fiddler

    If you run Fiddler while working with the download tool, it will capture all http(s) calls and their responses. So this should provide us with some error message with details on why the downloader can't connect to microsoft.com.

  6. 2 hours ago, Fred Vannucci said:

    Thanks for the reply. As I mentioned in my initial message I'm having to operate in Safe Mode because the last Windows Update failed and it's at that point my system stopped functioning normally. Therefore, not ALL of the Windows updates have loaded and I can't get them to load because of the noted failure.

    According to my list of installed programs I have net framework 4.7, which differs from the version you noted.

    I have IE 11 installed. I can not access Internet Settings in Safe Mode.

    Thank you.

    .NET 4.7 should be fine as it is downward compatible. The downloader has been compiled on version 4.6.2 since many users haven't updated to 4.7 yet.

    Let's make sure you have the correct security protocols enabled then.

    In the registry editor, go to the following paths to add or edit a value in both of them:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    The registry entry to enable/disable security protocols is called SecureProtocols.

    If it's there, make sure it's correct. If it's not there, set it up as a DWORD. The correct value is 0xA80, which disables all SSL versions and enables TLS 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2.

  7. The Windows Firewall is definitely no issue. I've not tested the tool with Panda Antivirus, but I've never heard that any anti virus has blocked its functions.

    Please do the following:

    • Double check that all Windows Updates have been applied.
    • Double check that you have the latest IE (version 11) and .NET framework (version 4.6.2) installed.
    • Double check that TLS 1.2 is enabled in internet settings.

    Generally the downloader works on Win 7. I've tested it within a VM on a Win 7 vanilla installation multiple times.

  8. This is very sad indeed! Although I'm not a member on MSFN, it has always been a great and reliable source of information.

    Dibya, I hope you don't mind that I share that you've asked me to step in. I'd certainly wish to do that. But from what I see on the other thread, there's no lack of offers to host the community, nor lack of commitment of current members to put in some effort to save MSFN. 

    As long as we don't know exactly what's the issue, there's no way to help. Besides, there's only one day left now.

  9. Hi,

    Have you gone through each item in the following FAQ yet?

    Q: I'm experiencing one of the following symptoms:

    • After selecting a software version, everything grays out and freezes.
    • You receive the message "ERROR. Please check your internet connection." (When the message appears in the status bar, the tool can't connect to HeiDoc.net to update the download lists, but will generally work. When the message comes up in a popup, then the tool can't connect to microsoft.com and won't work.)
    • You receive the message "GetHostEntry failed!" (This is a warning message when the tool is unable to detect whether your HOSTS file has been modified or not.)

    A: This is your local connection issue, and can have a number of root causes:

    • You have modified your HOSTS file. Please remove the following two lines. aa.online-metrix.net c.bing.com
    • You have installed software that prevents scripts from modifying secure websites, such as certain adblockers, firewalls or similar security related software.
    • You have disabled TLS 1.2 in your internet settings. You can enable it again in the control panel in the Internet Options category.
    • In rare cases, starting the tool as administrator can resolve the issue.
    • In rare cases, installing the latest Windows updates, or updating Internet Explorer or the .NET framework to the latest version can resolve the issue.
  10. Hi,

    Microsoft hasn't made these downloads available to the public yet. However, you can activate a non OEM download with an OEM key just fine.

    I don't know if MS will ever add the OEM files to the server, but I assume that they will do so at some point, since they already provide the links for the (missing) downloads.

  11. Thanks for your feedback. Win 7 Pro is currently not available in any other languages.

    There's a key database running in the background, that unlocks the Win 7 downloads for any users who request them on demand. That database still lacks Win 7 Pro keys for other languages such as English and Spanish. I'm working on acquiring a key that can unlock all available languages at once, so hopefully the issue will be solved soon.

    In the mean time, I suggest downloading Win 7 Home, and applying the ei.cfg removal utility to the file, to create a universal installation disk.

  12. On ‎29‎.‎07‎.‎2017 at 2:18 PM, Thiersee said:

    Hi Jan,

    in last june I received an email from a Mr. Thibaud de La Villarmois, saying he has bought the plattform a couple of month ago

    What is now correct?

    BTW, the "donate-link" on Wincert is the same.

    I've changed the recipient in the "donate" link, and made $2 the default donation. I've not yet changed the recipient for the Multipass donation on the home page. I wanted to replace it with Google Contributor instead, but that's not available in the Netherlands. I'll try to register for it when I'm next in Germany...

    As for forum slowness, I'm still waiting for the cloud server to be transfered to my OVH account, so I can't check the logs yet. OVH has put me under review - probably because I paid with a credit card registered in Cambodia, billing address in Germany, and IP address in the Netherlands. :unsure:

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