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I have a wierd one. When I try to download the Server 2008 R2 Beta, it gets between 1% and 2% done, then tells me the download is finished. Obviously, my 15-30 k file is useless. I can download anything else, including other products from microsoft. I see no errors in my logs, and the corporate firewall shows nothing except a dropped TCP connection. Anyone have any ideas?
I have tried both IE and Firefox.
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by:gzarnick
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What program are you using to download the file?
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by:hmare
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Have tried both IE and Firefox
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Do you have a Torrent downloader you use.  I would try downloading the file within a specific program rather then a browser and see what happens.
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I don't normally use torrents. Can you suggest a good one?
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I would try bitcomet or Vuze.

You can just use them to download any file like you would normally in a browser.

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by:Dmitriy Ilyin
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Try to download this file
http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/E/7/0E76E1CE-BFB2-475B-B14C-3445E6C27B4E/Windows_Server_2008_R2_Beta_EN_(STD-ENT-DC).exe
with some download manager (for example http://www.flashget.com/en/download.htm)
And if you will get same result provide your download logs from this program.
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It turned out to be my firewall at work, still don't know why( it doesn't block anything else, weird). I did find bitcomet to be a useful program in general, and I was able to perform the download from home.
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