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When I make a download attempt, and it fails for some reason (I have an old

Win98 rig for my web activities) - can AVANGATE see that I didn't receive it fully?

 

Can I make a new attempt, without getting their additional 8,40 USD download insurance?

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Okay, I did the whole thing including the insurance - that's a little more than 23,- Euro altogether.

The download was pretty fast even on my old rig (I use Firefox).

 

Now one more question: can that be right, that a total of over 400 MB is zipped to little more than 10 MB.

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I think it did that to me also, the first time if downloaded it in came out way to small and I had an invalid index er sumpin. Downloaded it a second time and got the whole thing without a problem.

 

Good Luck

Beard

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The file size is 409MB (428,958,853 bytes). If you get a smaller one it did not download properly.

 

Often the counter does not go down if you have the File download link window still open you can sometimes try again -worth keeping it that way until you are happy it's downloaded OK.

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Along the lines of downloading....

 

Forgive me, I am slow.

 

If one purchases HITR (which I will), and does not opt for the insurance thing, what happens if the download does not correctly come thru the first time? Do I understand correctly that you get 3 attempts?

 

Also, if, later on down the way, one suffers some sort of PC issue (which invariably occurs), and must do a complete re-install of CFS and/or BHAH, will one be able to also re-install HITR as long as it is still on one's hard drive? Can I save the download onto a CD or USB drive for future use, just in case the undesirable occurs?

 

Thanks

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Also, if, later on down the way, one suffers some sort of PC issue (which invariably occurs), and must do a complete re-install of CFS and/or BHAH, will one be able to also re-install HITR as long as it is still on one's hard drive? Can I save the download onto a CD or USB drive for future use, just in case the undesirable occurs?

 

Thanks

 

That's a very good question!

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Of course you can reinstall it if you have the file still.

 

You only need insurance if you think you might lose it at some point.

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This is causing me some apprehension here,

 

I have just tried to download and the first download stopped at 313mb

 

The second has stopped at 386mb

 

I have one attempt left. What happens if i don't get the full 409 on the third attempt?

 

I find this not very good at all. I have paid money here.

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This is causing me some apprehension here,

 

I have just tried to download and the first download stopped at 313mb

 

The second has stopped at 386mb

 

I have one attempt left. What happens if i don't get the full 409 on the third attempt?

 

I find this not very good at all. I have paid money here.

 

 

If you fail on the third attempt (can happen) then simply let us know through support@overflandersfields.com, quote your name and order number, and we will enable a further 3 downloads!

 

No one will be in a situation where they don't get the file - we will make sure of that.

 

 

HTH

 

WM

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FB, don't use IE to download. (not even Firefox's download manager) Download a separate download manager application. Or if you have a linux platform use the "wget" command which is very stable as everything in linux (unlike Windows... *cough cough*)

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If you fail on the third attempt (can happen) then simply let us know through support@overflandersfields.com, quote your name and order number, and we will enable a further 3 downloads!

 

No one will be in a situation where they don't get the file - we will make sure of that.

 

 

HTH

 

WM

 

 

thanks for that re-assurance.

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One tip for your ordering Europeans: let the price be shown in Euro; there is a choice for that.

Now you can see, what "Hat in the Ring" costs, and then click the insurance box, and now you

see, what that would cost (23,- Euro and something it was).

Then it's your decision. I chose the insurance, cause I tried downloading with an old system

and old version of Firefox. It failed twice.

Then I got my new rig set up for internet access, and did it with that (new Firefox version).

This time - my third attempt - it worked straight away.

 

So you can use Winder's offer of help, to make sure you get the version definitely,

or you spend a little more, and have the chance to download it again over two years.

Hope that helps to clear things for you.

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thanks for that re-assurance.

 

 

Remember the Internet can easily crap out so a download manager that can auto reconnect is very important when downloading large files.

 

Without a good download manager I doubt you will ever get the file... esp true here in SA and I am sure many parts of the world.....

 

 

WM

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Well the update is that I've managed to download it on the fifth attempt.!

 

What was od was that before i started the thrid attempt, the Avangate site said I still had two attempts available. This must have been so, because the third attempt got to 34.7mb and stopped.

 

As it was saying I had two attempts still, ( I wonder if their site must not count incomplete downloads? ) I had another go. As Winder so succinctly puts it (lol) it crapped out at 187mb.

 

The fifth attempt achieved success.

 

Before the thrid attempt i had downloaded something from another site - Avsim- and that download went as sweet as a nut, thus reinforcing my belief that maybe Avangate needs a "bigger engine"-lol

 

Anyway, thanks again for the reassurance from Winder.

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Yes as I said the download link window will sometimes not increase the number if you leave it open until you have a successful download.

 

There no specific info that says it's definitely Avangate themselves. If others get it OK and some don't then it suggests internet routing too, or other issues.

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My download failed on my old system twice, but worked, when I did it on the new rig with just new Firefox - no additional download manager.

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Stickshaker,

I have been using GetRight the past few years and like it. Supports multiple downloads at the same time and will search for other sites with the same file name.

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