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Q on digital download - 5/25/2008 6:07:37 AM   
nugeneral


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i purchased AT today, just the digital version. i want to burn to a disk-should i burn the zip or the .exe file?

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FW: - 5/25/2008 6:43:07 AM   
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I think that you are perfectly fine with just burning the *.exe file. From what I've been told, the only reason why the *.exe file is placed within a *.zip file is because some systems do not allow users DL access to files named *.exe. Placing them within a *.zip file seems to get around this problem.


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RE: FW: - 5/25/2008 9:14:54 AM   
JudgeDredd


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Yep...what he said. Burn the exe.

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RE: FW: - 5/25/2008 2:04:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hermanhum
I think that you are perfectly fine with just burning the *.exe file. From what I've been told, the only reason why the *.exe file is placed within a *.zip file is because some systems do not allow users DL access to files named *.exe. Placing them within a *.zip file seems to get around this problem.


Another reason is that it makes it more easy to detect a corrupt download - if you can't extract the exe from the zip it's a corrupt download but if you downloaded an exe straight there's no easy way of telling if the download succeeded or not

BTW : glad to see you got reinstated here

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx

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RE: FW: - 5/25/2008 6:03:47 PM   
nugeneral


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ok thanks much

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