Vista download problem

milford

New Member
My son gave me his old laptop with Vista Premium on it. SP2. I have been puttering around with it, updating utilities and replacing some Browsers. Right now, IE9, Firefox 52.9, and Opera are working. I can see most websites. IE9 crashes on some.
Right now, my problem is nothing will download. I get to about 30%-50% then download crashes. (file corrupt, try again). This happens in all the Browsers. Got to be a Vista thing. Some setting has to be blocking the down loads. Using Panda AV. If there is a setting, I can't find it.
I had something similar in Windows 10 and found out it was Windows Defender blocking downloads. But can't find any setting in Vista defender.

Any ideas?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Premium

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi milford-

Is there plenty of free space in the location you're downloading to?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Have you tried with Panda turned off.
When you use panda do you have Windows Defender turned off?
Remember only one anti-virus should be running at a time.
After reading some reports a couple of years ago I don't use any anti-virus software now.
I use a key scrambler and a two way firewall and scan regularly with MalwareBytes and have never had a problem
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

milford

New Member
Turned Panda off, removed Panda, turned off Defender. Nothing. From what I've read, the Defender for Windows 10 is good enough to stand alone, but not the older ones.
P.S. Isn't Defender supposed to turn off when it detects another AV program?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Premium

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Did you get any error message when the download stops?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Maybe he can provide a link to one websites where he is downloading from so we can give it a go.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

lmacri

Vista Pro
Hi milford:

There is a known issue with Vista SP2 computers that can seriously degrade system performance - see the Vista Forums FAQ How to Fix Vista SP2 "Checking for Updates..." Hangs and Slow Windows Updates. If you are affected by this problem your unfinished Windows Updates will saturate an entire CPU core, and I've heard of instances where this problem eventually became so severe that it caused file downloads to time out and abort.

Try running a manual Windows Update (Control Panel | System and Maintenance | Windows Update | Check for Updates). If your Windows Update gets stuck at "Checking for updates..." for more than 30 min, disable automatic Windows Updates [Control Panel | System and Maintenance | Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | Never check for updates (not recommended)] and re-boot to terminate any Windows Update sessions currently running in the background.

If your computer is affected by these "Checking for updates..." hangs post back and let us know if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit OS, plus the KB number of your Internet Explorer 9 Update Version as shown in the image below. Go to Help | About Internet Explorer - you should have IE9 Update Version v9.0.60 / KB4014661 if your OS is patched to 11-Apr-2017 when extended support ended for Vista SP2. Older MS Office products like MS Office 2007, MS Office 2010 and/or the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 can also cause these "Checking for updates...." hangs on a Vista SP2 computer (even if Vista is patched to April 2017) so let us know if you have a Microsoft Office product installed on this computer as well.

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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.1.8 * MS Office Professional 2003
HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    32-bit Vista SP2 Home Premium
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6835ca
    CPU
    Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
    Motherboard
    Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)
    Memory
    3 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 5400 rpm
    Internet Speed
    5 MBps

milford

New Member
I have tried downloading "Icedragon" (browser) from...Comodo IceDragon Internet Browser

Comodo IceDragon 64.0.4.15 64-bit

Download Comodo IceDragon - MajorGeeks

I have tried...IE9, Firefox 52.9, and Opera. All the same results. The longer it downloads, the slower it gets. Then around 30-50% download it stops, afew minutes later it says, file corrupted, try downloading again.
Hi milford:

There is a known issue with Vista SP2 computers that can seriously degrade system performance - see the Vista Forums FAQ How to Fix Vista SP2 "Checking for Updates..." Hangs and Slow Windows Updates. If you are affected by this problem your unfinished Windows Updates will saturate an entire CPU core, and I've heard of instances where this problem eventually became so severe that it caused file downloads to time out and abort.

Try running a manual Windows Update (Control Panel | System and Maintenance | Windows Update | Check for Updates). If your Windows Update gets stuck at "Checking for updates..." for more than 30 min, disable automatic Windows Updates [Control Panel | System and Maintenance | Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | Never check for updates (not recommended)] and re-boot to terminate any Windows Update sessions currently running in the background.

If your computer is affected by these "Checking for updates..." hangs post back and let us know if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit OS, plus the KB number of your Internet Explorer 9 Update Version as shown in the image below. Go to Help | About Internet Explorer - you should have IE9 Update Version v9.0.60 / KB4014661 if your OS is patched to 11-Apr-2017 when extended support ended for Vista SP2. Older MS Office products like MS Office 2007, MS Office 2010 and/or the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 can also cause these "Checking for updates...." hangs on a Vista SP2 computer (even if Vista is patched to April 2017) so let us know if you have a Microsoft Office product installed on this computer as well.

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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.1.8 * MS Office Professional 2003
HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Thanks. Give me a couple of days to work on this.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Premium

Vistaar

Vista Guru
I have tried downloading "Icedragon" (browser) from...Comodo IceDragon Internet Browser
IceDragon is a Firefox fork. The last version to support Vista was 52.0.0.4, which was only available in 32 bit. Your Firefox 52.9 browser is actually more
up-to-date than that, and making Firefox your default browser (even if you prefer to browse with something else) should improve the chances that stub installers will run successfully on Vista.
P.S. Isn't Defender supposed to turn off when it detects another AV program?
Not the old antispyware version included with Vista and Windows 7. Some antivirus installers will turn it off, but not Panda. However I would suggest that you turn it off yourself to avoid false positives. There was a tutorial How to Turn Windows Defender On or Off, but this website isn't what it used to be.
Here's an external link instead: How to Disable Windows Defender on Windows Vista.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I downloaded it and was told not a valid 32bit program when I tried to run it
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Using Opera, I downloaded the 32 bit version from here-


It installed successfully. As you know, I have a 64 bit system.

I didn't try the 64 bit in the last link milford provided.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Here's the Comodo Icedragon website.....Comodo IceDragon Internet Browser
Latest Download is 32/64 bit. Ver. 64.0.4.15. System Requirements says... Vista 32/64 bit.
I'm afraid the information on that page is quite outdated. (The FAQs also tell you that there is not yet a 64-bit version.) No fork of Firefox 63 or 64 is going to work on Vista, no matter if wither 3 says it "installed successfully." Here's a Comodo thread posted more than a year ago.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

milford

New Member
The requested info, in order :
1) Running 64 Bit Vista Home Premium with SP2.
2) IE9- Version: 9.0.8112.16421IC Update Ver. 9.0.48 (KB3139929)
3) Tried Manual Windows Update. Nothing except spinning arrow.
4) Turned off Updates.
5) Downloaded the "5 Speed-up Patches",from different computer. Transferred via USB drive. Installed. All installed.
6) IE9 now shows 9.0.60 (KB4014661)
7) I do have MS Office Small Business 2007 installed. Have not touched this yet.
8) No change in download status.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Premium

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I went to MajorGeeks per your original link and was able to dowload it using IE9.

Go to Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup. Run it. When it says how much space it can regain, check the boxes for Temporary Files and Recycle Bin. Let it run and reboot after it finishes.

Try a download.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

lmacri

Vista Pro
...
2) IE9- Version: 9.0.8112.16421IC Update Ver. 9.0.48 (KB3139929)
.....
7) I do have MS Office Small Business 2007 installed. Have not touched this yet.
8) No change in download status.
Hi milford:

KB3139929 was the cumulative security update for IE9 released in March 2016 so you're probably missing about a year's worth of Vista SP2 security updates released between March 2016 and the end of extended support in April 2017.

You will likely have to install four more "speed up" patches associated with MS Office 2007: KB4018353 (Excel 2007), KB4018355 (Word 2007) plus KB4461607 (xlconv2007) and KB4018354 (wordconv2007) for the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3, since this Compatibility Pack add-on is included in most MS Office 2007 installations. Download links for those .msu standalone installers are available in Volume Z's post on page 1 of peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates? in the MS Answers forum, which Volume Z recently updated for the March 2019 Patch Tuesday update of 12-Mar-2019.

Let me know if Windows Update runs to completion after those four additional "speed up" patches are installed. Note that you should leave automatic Windows Updates permanently disabled [Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | Never check for updates (not recommended) and then re-boot] throughout this process.
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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.1.8 * MS Office Professional 2003
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    32-bit Vista SP2 Home Premium
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6835ca
    CPU
    Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
    Motherboard
    Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)
    Memory
    3 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 5400 rpm
    Internet Speed
    5 MBps

milford

New Member
I went to MajorGeeks per your original link and was able to dowload it using IE9.

Go to Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup. Run it. When it says how much space it can regain, check the boxes for Temporary Files and Recycle Bin. Let it run and reboot after it finishes.

Try a download.
I'll try it later. F.Y.I. I ran Auslogic Defrag & Optimize Friday. After 5-1/2 hrs, it finished.
I went to MajorGeeks per your original link and was able to dowload it using IE9.

Go to Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup. Run it. When it says how much space it can regain, check the boxes for Temporary Files and Recycle Bin. Let it run and reboot after it finishes.

Try a download.
Checked all the boxes plus the Restore Points. Cleaned up 319 Megs. Rebooted. Getting worse.
From IE9... Could not get to File Hippo. Diagnostic box came up. Ran it. Said to contact my Service Provider.
From Opera... Could not get to the Website. Continuous wait loop.
From Firefox...Got there but very long time to load the page. Had to wait for all the Ads to load. Tried downloading 32 bit Icedragon. Went through the motions, but nothing downloaded.

Haven't touched MS Office yet.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Premium
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