Windows 10: Cannot download files in Edge or Internet Explorer

Problem. Working on a brand new computer with Windows 10 and the client reported they were unable to download a game.  Turns out that they were unable to download anything.  Within Edge or Internet Explorer, I would get a prompt to save the file but the it would not go any further.  “Save as”, “open”, […]
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Internet Explorer and Chrome won’t launch after Windows 10 upgrade

Problem: User upgraded their HP laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.   After about a month, Internet Explorer and Chrome would not launch.  Double click on the icon and nothing.  Didn’t even have an instance running within Task Manager.  Tried resetting IE and uninstalling some malware but no dice.  IE and Chrome weren’t working. […]
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Proxy settings are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 on Windows 7 Machine

Problem:  The proxy settings in Internet Explorer are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 and when I uncheck it, the settings eventually come back.  The symptoms that made me check the proxy settings were the following: –  Within Chrome I was getting certificate errors on normally trusted website like google and Facebook. –  I was unable to get […]
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Outlook 2013 Error: Your organization’s policies are preventing us from completing this action…

Problem :  When clicking on a link in Outlook 2013 I get the following error:  “Your organization’s policies are preventing us from completing this action for you. For more info, please contact your help desk.”  I tried Microsoft’s solution here but it didn’t work. Solution:   This problem did have to do with Chrome being […]
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IE7 loading web pages slow: VMware Fusion

Problem: Using WMware with Windows 7 on a Mac Pro.  I had some troubles accessing sites like You Tube and Groupon.  What would happen is that it would take many minutes for the site to load and then it wouldn’t complete.  The CSS wouldn’t process so all I got was a list of links.  Thought […]
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