Not Letting Me Download Game On Window

12/23/2021by admin

Hi Jennifer,

Been like this for a few hours now and logging in/out does not do much of anything. Help this stupid dinosaur.-Login Store. How to Maximize Game Window. So I have unactivated Windows 10S, and every time I try to download things on the internet like steam or discord, it won’t let me, saying that I can only download things from the Windows Store or upgrade to Pro. Why Won't My Computer Let Me Download Anything? My pc won't let me download anything my computer won't let me download windows won t let me download anything why won't my computer download stuff why is my computer not downloading anything hp won't download anything why wont things download on my computer.

I can understand that must make you feel upset and we will work toward fixing this situation for you.

I suggest you to try the methods below and check if it helps.

Method 1: Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Troubleshooter

Run the BITS troubleshooter and try the download again. An automated troubleshooter is a tool that can find and automatically fix some problems with your computer. These troubleshooters aren't designed to fix every problem, but they're a useful tool to try because they can often save you time and effort.

1. Press Windows key + R.


2. Type control and press enter to open the control panel.3

3. Type troubleshooting in the control panel search box and open it.

4. Click 'view all' on the left pane.

5. Run the Background Intelligent Transfer Service troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.

Method 2: Rename Software distribution folder

Try renaming the software distribution folder by following the steps below and check if it helps. To rename the folder, you will first need to stop the BITS, Windows Store service and Windows update service. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Type CMD in the search bar.

2. Right click on Command Prompt and run it as administrator.

3. Type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

net stop bits

net stop wsservice

net stop wuauserv

4. Now rename the SoftwareDistribution folder by typing the following command in the Command Prompt and press enter:

ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

5. Now restart the the BITS, Windows Store service and Windows update service. Type the following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.

net start bits

net start wsservice

net start wuauserv

6. Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it and then restart the computer.

7. After restarting, try the download again.

Let us know the result, we will be glad to help if you need further assistance.

Trying to install a Silverlight Update, a Java update or other software, I get this window:

What could be the problem?

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5 Answers

A few things you should take a look at.

  1. Make sure you have full administrative priviledges on the computer, and make sure you start the installer as administrator. (To make sure, right-click on the icon, and choose 'Run as Administrator.')

  2. Make sure you download and run the installer for YOUR user folder or from a network share that you have full administrative rights to.

  3. If none of this works, go to your start menu and type in: 'Disk Cleanup' start the program and select the 'Temporary Files' checkbox and start the process. This may help to delete some failed install that you have living on your system and causing the error.

Good luck!


If you run sysinternals process explorer, you might be able to see the MS installer process msiexec.exe running. I killed off this process, an then re-attempted the silverlight install and it seemed to install OK.

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I can't guarantee that this is the best way to do this though...

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Try and restart Windows Installer using the following commands in an elevated command prompt.


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We had a strange one like this were the user had put a file into C:Users which had the same name as their profile. That is the folder C:UsersUSERNAME contained their profile but they had a text document called USERNAME (no extension) also in C:Users.
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Try repairing your file and registry permissions with SubInACL.

  1. Download SubInACL from
  2. Install the program
  3. Copy the script at and execute it as instructed there.
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