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robert93
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(NC) 1.3 Sideload Downloading problems on PC?

Hi Everyone,

If you are having trouble downloading from the B&N Servers, I did too. 

 

      I tried to get the download.  After several days of trying to get it on Windows Vista 32bit, with Internet Explorer 9, and on XP SP3, and internet explorer, I still had failures at 87%, or about 156M downloaded.   If this sounds like you, Get Firefox, or Google Chrome, Opera, or any other alternate browser, as long as it does NOT automatically expand zipped files.   LInux Mint Helena and Firefox got the file just fine.

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Re: (NC) 1.3 Sideload Downloading problems on PC?

Too bad B&N doesn't offer an alternate download file that is the same as the .zip file except for the extension (say, of ".ncu" -- "Nook Color Update") and then (in this case only) have the user rename (using the PC's file manager) the file extension to .zip after copying the file over to the NookColor.

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robert93
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Re: (NC) 1.3 Sideload Downloading problems on PC?

Dean, I think you nailed the problem pretty well on another post....

 

"That's because your browsers (which, and what operating system?) are "sticking their noses into stuff that is none of their business".  Or, more appropriately, they are misdiagnosing a problem that isn't a problem.  That's because, while the downloaded file has a ".zip" extension, it isn't really a "correct" ZIP file (and doesn't need to be).

 

Ignore what the browsers are telling you.  If the downloaded file is 185286253 bytes in size, it is fine.  Copy it over to the Nook per the instructions."

 

Microsoft software has always had trouble with any file system that wasnt its own.  I remember dealing with this when trying to transfer files between Mac and PC.  The modem would hang mid transfer, and that was in the ancient days.  I've also run across Linux distro files that read to anti-virus as "decompression bombs" when it was just a LInux image, no viruses at all.

 

I will download some browsers, and see what they do on windows, and report back, although this looks like a very limited occurance.

 

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robert93
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Re: (NC) 1.3 Sideload Downloading problems on PC?

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Ok, working on a VistaHome 32bit system, with IE9, the download times out at various spaces depending on unknown conditions, once it times out, it will NOT restart on its own.  For this reason, your best bet is to get either a download manager, or get Firefox which has a sort of "download manager" built in. IE9 fails, Google Chrome fails, the download stalls with Firefox, BUT, with the download manager, you can "pause" after the hang, then resume the download and that seems to work.

 

Steps taken, 

remove router from connection path

turn off Windows Firewall

Trun off Anti-virus protection

turn off secure browsing in IE9

set security level to LOW (never recommended)   still failed.

Disabled smartscreen filtering, no change

I did NOT try  command line "ftp GET", there's a limit to my geekiness :smileyvery-happy: