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#182597 - 12/03/12 08:50 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] DOWNLOAD SYMBOLS -BIAB2013-ARE THEY SIGNIFICANT?
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I'm still in the slow process of DLing 2013 - my ISP only gives me 300kps so I'm going to be another 24 hours yet before all done.
HOWEVER - with the ones I HAVE Dl'd I see that some files show the "set-up" symbol and when I hover over the files they say, as an example - "realtracks028-029" but MOST do NOT - they simply show a rectangular box with a blue top (you know the one)and when I hover over it, it says, realtracks024-027 as an example, simply says "date created 03/12/12 06.35".
Does this mean it DIDN'T DL properly?
AS MOST of the files so far have this latter symbol. should I stop the DLs and get in touch with PG to convert this darned thing to a USB - OR - if I continue will they ALL Install OK anyway?
Why the two different symbols?
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ian
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#182598 - 12/03/12 09:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: DOWNLOAD SYMBOLS -BIAB2013-ARE THEY SIGNIFICANT? [Re: sixchannel]
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If you are running XP, that is a common 'problem'. Something about not enough memory, due to the size of the file, to display the icon. It should run fine.

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#182599 - 12/03/12 09:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: DOWNLOAD SYMBOLS -BIAB2013-ARE THEY SIGNIFICANT? [Re: Rachael]
sixchannel Offline
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Hi Rachael
Yes - I'm running XP.
If I could upload a jpeg to here, I'd show you the screenshot I just took so you could see it.
cheers
ian
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#182600 - 12/03/12 10:10 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: DOWNLOAD SYMBOLS -BIAB2013-ARE THEY SIGNIFICANT? [Re: sixchannel]
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That blue box instead of the icon is seen here too when I download using an XP machine, don't worry, the files should stil install just fine. -- If one doesn't, it still is not a function of the icon, it would be a corrupted download in need of downloading again, which sometimes happens. But again, nothing at all to do with icon or lack thereof.


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#182601 - 12/03/12 10:48 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: DOWNLOAD SYMBOLS -BIAB2013-ARE THEY SIGNIFICANT? [Re: Mac]
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Yeah Mac, that's what worries me. At my rubbish DL speed of 300kps I've been at it 30 hours already and still only just over half way.I'll be heartbroken if I have to do all these again.
Fingers crossed!
Cheers
Ian
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#182602 - 12/03/12 06:16 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: DOWNLOAD SYMBOLS -BIAB2013-ARE THEY SIGNIFICANT? [Re: sixchannel]
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Yes, that generic icon is standard for Windows XP, has been happening with BB installs for years. Likely some resource issue on Windows XP. Doesn't affect anything, just shows a generic icon. So proceed, things are working as normal.
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