This problem is not solved, install a mail client? thats is a usesless and out of context bit of info that has no obvious method of approach to a non techy. I havent a clue what that means in terms of real steps. I'm getting the communication failure message. I have disabled my firewall with no joy. Who ever marked this problem as solved is causing a huge amount of irritation to me and other users.... One comment below intimates its easyer to download the torrent version which is absurd if that is the case. I feel highly annoyed by this issue.
I am running windows 8 and everything else runs great. In windows 8 there is a built in app to connect your emails to the start page. Now if thats not a mail client what is? So I have a mail client that is permantly connected.(at least from a non techy point of view).
I have tried downloading the "download" manger and the "Install" option. The download manger downloads and installs and proceeds to ask me for a program, so I add the Autodesk_Revit_2013_English_Win_32_64bit_wi_en-US_
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garryonapc, confirming that there must have been a system glitch which was the causing the .lzam2 files (utilized for Install Now / Download Now on the backend) to download instead of the standard .exe's. I've tested a few accounts to make sure it's functioning properly and would appreciate it if you could verify on your end as well.
ala1987, with that being said, I also wanted to recommend that you try utilizing the Browser Download option, as it’s typically an easier workaround than troubleshooting issues with the other download alternatives.
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