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Unable to download from Real.com

Why does the download fail every time I try to download a product from Real.com?

If the download for a RealNetworks product fails or gives a "page cannot be displayed" error, it may be caused by one of the following issues:

- Your web browser's settings need adjusting
- Your firewall or security software will not allow it
- Your web browser is out-of-date
- Your web browser is attempting to play the file first
- Other programs are interfering
- Your Internet connection is unstable

Additionally, make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for the software you want to download.

Solution 1: Delete temporary files and adjust privacy and security settings.

Please see Resetting your web browser for instructions.

Solution 2: Adjust your firewall software to allow the download.

Solution 3: Update your web browser.

The pages at www.real.com are designed for Internet Explorer 9 and later, Chrome 36 and later, the new Windows 10 Edge browser, and Firefox 36 and later. If you are using an older browser, you may have problems viewing or downloading from these web pages.

To check which version of your browser is installed:

Windows
1. Open your web browser.
2. From the Help menu, choose About. The version of the web browser should be listed here.

Macintosh
1. Open your Web browser.
2. From the Apple menu, choose About. The version of the web browser should be listed here.

To update your web browser version, please visit the manufacturer's website. RealNetworks recommends running the most current available release that is not a beta or pre-release version.

Solution 4: Set your browser to save the file instead of automatically playing it.

When you click a link, the web browser always attempts to play the file first. In some situations, you can avoid download problems by using the direct download command in your browser:

Windows
1. Open your web browser.
2. Right-click the link, and then select Save Link As or Save Target As from the menu that appears.

Macintosh
1. Open your web browser.
2. While holding down the CTRL key, click the download link, then select Save Link As or Save Target As from the menu that appears.

Solution 5: Close background programs.

Download problems may be caused by other software running at the same time. Temporarily disabling these programs while you download may solve the problem.

Windows
Please see the article Close programs running in the background in Windows.

Macintosh (OSX)

1. Click the Apple menu, and then choose Control Panels.
2. Open the Extensions Manager.
3. Note the name of your current extension set, listed at the top of the window.
4. Choose Mac OSX from the list of extension sets.
5. Click the Duplicate Set button.
6. Name the new set RealNetworks Download and click OK.
7. If your Internet connection requires non-Apple extensions (for example, FreePPP or AOL extensions), click the check box next to those extensions to enable them. If you are unsure which extensions to enable, contact your Internet Service Provider for a list.
8. Close the Extensions Manager and restart your Macintosh.
9. Once the Macintosh has restarted, attempt your download again. Do not open any other programs except for your Web browser.

To restore your previous Extensions Set, do the following:

1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels.
2. Double-click the Extensions Manager icon.
3. Choose the set name you noted in Extensions Manager (in Step 3) as the Selected Set.

For more information, go to the Apple Service & Support website and read the article Mac OS X: How to Find Background Applications.

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