Error code 12029 cant download anything

February 20, 2019 at 21:51:54
Specs: Windows XP

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February 20, 2019 at 22:21:23
What are you trying to download?

Exact version of your installed XP please.

Use this to get your Windows product key, if you don't already have an note of it.

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February 21, 2019 at 07:11:48
Please turn off the CAPS.

That error is related to your browser not being supported. Do NOT use Internet Explorer. The last version compatible with XP was IE8. It's way outdated, a huge security risk, & will not work with many websites. Find a modern browser that still works with XP.

You can download the XP ISO online & then burn it to a disc using the appropriate software, such as CDBurnerXP.

You should seriously consider replacing XP with a newer OS. There are plenty of free Linux distros that work with older hardware.

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February 21, 2019 at 21:27:55
XP home edition version 2002 service pack 3. i have NTI backup now EZ. wont download firefox. new moon wont down load. what is linux? Just play games and surf what little i can. Do not have burner.tryed maxthon, no go. Tried UC browser, no. both times i tried to run i get Browser has encounterd a problem and has to close.

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February 21, 2019 at 21:36:54
Also have certificate error. MSFN says i didn't pass security check.

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February 21, 2019 at 23:12:07
Download both of these on a good computer, then run on the faulty computer.

More steps will be needed, after I see the results of these logs.

Step 1: Run AdwCleaner
Tutorial if needed.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click Scan
In the results tabs, uncheck anything you don't want to remove.
Click on Cleaning.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You also can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner [C1 or later].txt as well.

Step 2: Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) Use Threat Scan.
After the Free trial, I choose this.
You then get this screen.
Deactivate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium Trial
At the end of a scan, you will get something like this.
After clicking on > View Report & then > Export. Click 'Copy to Clipboard'
Paste the contents of the clipboard into your reply.

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February 22, 2019 at 07:57:44
"what is linux?"

Linux is an alternative operating system. If you have an Android smart phone, Android is based on Linux. If you have a Roku device, Roku is based on Linux. The US military uses Linux. Most servers are based on Linux. In other words, chances are good that you've used it without even knowing it.

There are literally 100's of versions of Linux & most are available for free. There are plenty of versions that run well on older computers with minimal amounts of RAM.

IMO, if you're going to go online, you shouldn't be doing it with XP. Many websites & most software developers no longer support it so it's unsafe. It's just an accident waiting to happen. Keep XP for your games & use Linux for the internet. You can either install it along side XP (dual boot) or run it directly from a disc or USB jumpdrive without even installing it to the hard drive.

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February 23, 2019 at 07:22:57
I found the following recommendations about XP:

Install antivirus software: Regardless of the steps you take to secure the computer, installing free antivirus software ensures ultimate security.
Update all software: Even though the OS isn't receiving patches, you can improve the odds by keeping anything you install on the computer frequently updated.
Avoid internet browsing: Because of the risks, it's not advisable to connect a Windows XP computer to the internet. If you have to do it, avoid using web browsers if you can.
Install minimal software: The fewer applications you install on the computer, the lower the odds that there will be a software vulnerability that hackers can exploit.

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February 23, 2019 at 11:53:18
ok iam following ur advice and am going to use XP for games. i am trying to down load Linux. having the same problems. I have regestered with linux but can't log in. i tryed the User name they sent me 6 different ways.I have downloaded linux after clearing up some space. still won,t let me run it. how much of the sugestions above do i have to exacute to get Linux as my main OS. thanks for helping me. I am a novice if u hadn't noticed.

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February 23, 2019 at 11:58:50
I have a flip phone and a new android tablet. really don't want to throw my old pc in the trash. can't afford to buy new system. tks

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February 24, 2019 at 07:57:26
good morning. read through your responces more carfully. i do not have a good computer to help with the repairs. will my tablet work/ tks

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February 26, 2019 at 22:23:04
all i wanted was to download yahtzee into my old pc

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