unable to download files

I have a user that tries to download a file (on multiple sites), but when they click the link, Internet explorer attempts to download the path to the link instead of the file
Example:  User clicks the link for a Microsoft Fixit.  instead of getting the msi, IE asks if the user wants to open/save "http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9666880"
User is an admin on their machine,
I have reset IE (deleting personal settings)
I have checked, and reset to default file associations
adhpctechAsked:
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unrealized92Commented:
What OS and what version of IE?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
try another user account .. users should never run as an administrator
bominthuCommented:
Can you post the screenshot ?
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adhpctechAuthor Commented:
OS is Windows 7, IE 10

- When using a different account, the files download normally -- I agree about admin rights, but the powers above me do not.

Working on getting a screenshot
Thanks !!
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
try with iexplore.exe -extoff   (is it an addon that is causing the problem)
or reset internet explorer Reset IE
adhpctechAuthor Commented:
Hey David,
It's not an add-on, I tried running IE without extensions
I've restored IE settings.
When I reset IE I made sure to tell it to delete personal settings as well.
Scanned for malware, nothing found.

I appreciate your help
adhpctechAuthor Commented:
FIXED IT!
Thanks for all of your help!
What I did was, I went to a clean machine, exported all of the extension keys (from .* through .zzz) from HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
and imported them on the problem machine.
Apparently I didn't get all of the file associations restored the first time.

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adhpctechAuthor Commented:
Thanks to everyone for their help
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