hi - I see there is a closed thread on this - I have tried all the links suggested with no luck - the system doesn't allow any exe files ! any new solutions I see the posts were back in the spring. thanks
The secret to the problem where it wont allow you to download anything it to use "Save as" (to your desktop) and alter the name when you do that to 12345.exe or similar.
Or try it in "Safe Mode with Networking" which is Safe Mode with the Internet. Reach that by tapping F8 while booting up and it's usually the second choice on the ensuing menu.