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 Post subject: Why does a Windows Update DL link launch Shareaza and not IE
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:25 pm 
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I'm running Win XP Home SP3 and Windows Update via IE8.
I usually click on the "+" for each download item and visit the update's individual page to download the update and save it for future offline rebuilds in case of disaster. Later I'll go back and do the WU thing automatically.
One of the updates is on this page:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/de ... n&id=29401
I clicked on the download for x86 processors as I usually do.
Instead of launching IE's normal little download manager, Shareaza automatically launches and downloads the update to my desktop.
Other downloads work as normal with IE8. Putting the above link in Firefox starts FF's normal download box.

<sighs> Does anyone have any idea why that one link would launch Shareaza instead of IE's DL manager?


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 Post subject: Re: Why does a Windows Update DL link launch Shareaza and no
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:27 pm 
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You made Shareaza the default download client. IE8 is being left behind so there's no argument.

Sucks to pay money, but Win7 OEM is worth the upgrade. IF I were you, I'd ditch Shareaza and try again. It's not the best P2P out there....and ditch XP.


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 Post subject: Re: Why does a Windows Update DL link launch Shareaza and no
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:22 pm 
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How on earth could I make Shareaza my default download client when all other Windows Update links automatically launch IE's download manager?

A copy of Win 7 OEM is at least $80-100 that I don't have :( and it generates the need to figure out either a dual-boot scenario for XP, or to put XP on it's own hard drive and switch the boot order in the BIOS depending on my immediate need. I have software apps that won't work with 7 (or even Vista, for that matter) that I can't afford to replace at this point in time. I'll be using XP in some capacity - even offline - for a good long time, even after official support ends.


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