"Windows cannot connect to the the internet using HTTP,HTTPS, or FTP. This is probably caused by a firewall setting on the computer."
I have disable the firewall, and received the same blank page. In another thread I found instruction about TCP/IP Stack repair options
I have reset the WINSOCK and TCP/IP Stack to the defaults and I have flushdns and registerdns per these instructions:
"For these commands click on Start.... Run..... type in...CMD ....click OK
To Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults...type in ... netsh winsock reset catalog .... press ...enter
To Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults...type in...... netsh int ip reset reset.log ... press ...enter &
click on start...run...type in cmd...press enter
in the dos box type in ...ipconfig /flushdns you should get a message that it was successful..
then type in ...ipconfig /registerdns
when done type in exit..press enter and reboot".
I am willing to following step by step instructions to confirm I have perfomed everything properly.
I forgot to mention this is IE7. I haven't attempted to download any other browser since IE is the preference. If I download IE8 will it apply to all users? And, should I download it in safe mode as administrator?
I realize this is a really long post and I am quite the newbie , but I would really appreaciate some help .