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johnhc

W8 Release Preview SHA-1?

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MagicAndre1981, I use Comodo on my HW but none on my VM. I have bad DLs on both. As near as I can tell, the failures are just random. Thanks and enjoy, John.

EDIT: I have no evidence of bad DLs on any other file(s).

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The problem remains UNRESOLVED. I have DLed the file many times using FDM and it has the wrong SHA-1 most of the time. I am tired of DLing and I am sure the MS server is also, so I give up now that I have a valid copy. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks and enjoy, John.

Sorry if I missed it upthread, but are you downloading from a web browser? There is / was a problem in Opera resulting in random bad downloads.

If you are using Opera I will elaborate.

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CharlotteTheHarlot, thanks. You missed some of it. I am not using Opera. I have seen failures in IE9, Chrome and Free Download Manager (FDM). I have not kept a record, but I think I have about 10 DLs all total with one success in IE9 and one in FDM. Both of my successes were using the direct link shown above. Thanks and enjoy, John.

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which network card do you use?

I have an ASRock MB and it contains a Broadcom NIC (in fact, two) - Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet. Drivers are most recent released by ASRock. Thanks and enjoy, John.

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@OP, I used NetXFer (NetTransport) btw and max. download connections=1 setting.

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@OP, I used NetXFer (NetTransport) btw and max. download connections=1 setting.

Thanks, xpclient. I DLed NetTransport ,installed (on a VM), took all defaults and DLed the W8 RP. SHA-1 was correct - first try! The "Max concurrent tasks" was set to 10, but I saw only two connections (TCPView). The DL speed was somewhat less than my ISP speed (25 minutes vs 15 for FDM). I then went over to HW and DLed the file using FDM (20 sections-like threads, I think) and got a correct SHA-1 also. I need to do some more testing, but I am beginning to think it is a server load problem. These two tests were done on Saturday (8-18-2012) between 6:02 AM and 6:59 AM CST USA. In NetTransport I don't see a way to disable Torrents and $30 is a lot for this application, although it looks more sophisticated. Thanks and enjoy, John.

EDIT: Just did two more DLs, both with good SHA-1 codes, about 10:30 AM Saturday. On VM NetTransport with 10 threads (ran almost at ISP speed) and FDM on HW. I will try again on Monday.

EDIT: Two more DLs on Monday went fine. Whatever the problem was it is no more.

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