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Hi Everyone,


I use AutoIt v3.3.14.2 to develop software for Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10.

I'm trying to use InetRead and InetGet to download software updates from SourceForge.

The very simple code attached to this post runs fine on Windows 7, 8 and 10.

It fails every time on XP.

Any idea how I can get this to work on XP?



#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>


Func Example()
    ; Read the file without downloading to a folder. The option of 'get the file from the local cache' has been selected.
    Local $dData = InetRead("https://sourceforge.net/projects/subproject.grub2win.p/files/GrubQuery/download")

    ; The number of bytes read is returned using the @extended macro.
    Local $iBytesRead = @extended

    ; Convert the ANSI compatible binary string back into a string.
    Local $sData = BinaryToString($dData)

    ; Display the results.
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Error " & @error, "The number of bytes read: " & $iBytesRead & @CRLF & @CRLF & $sData)
EndFunc   ;==>Example


Edited by Jos
Typo - Added code in stead of file- Jos
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Remarks from inetread:


Internet Explorer 3 or greater must be installed for this function to work.

By default AutoIt forces a connection before starting a download. For dial-up users this will prompt to go online or dial the modem (depending on how the system is configured). The options value $INET_FORCEBYPASS (16) disables this behavior. Disabling the behavior can be useful for persistent connects (Broadband, LAN). However, it is also required to work around certain issues in Windows Vista and Windows 7.


So i assume you have IE3+ in xp, i wouldn't know, i don't use IE for years.

And did you try that flag (and others) to see if it makes any difference?

That said it works here, win10 x64

Is the XP 32 or 64 bit?

Where did your error checking came up with error?

Edited by careca

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Hi Careca,

Thanks for the quick response.

My XP system is 32 bit with IE version 8. Almost all XP installations are 32 bit, so it needs to work for my 32 bit XP users.

I tried the command with all combinations of $INET_FORCEBYPASS, $INET_IGNORESSL and $INET_FORCERELOAD.

All fail in XP with @error flag of 1

Everything works fine in Windows 7 and Windows 10, both 32 and 64 bit.



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