Operating System: Windows 7 (x64)
Problem: Certain Programs are unable to access the internet. They claim that there is no connection when you already are connected.
I just installed Windows 7 on my laptop and I have a few problems.
I play World of Warcraft, as well as a variety of games. And when I first attempt to log into the game, I get a Windows error message, but it doesn't stop there. I thought World of Warcraft got corrupted during the upgrade. It seems that I am unable to access the internet from other online games as well. Most say in along the lines of
"Cannot connect to patch server, try again later. "
I cannot use a downloader
Also, I have Internet Explorer. The x32 version of the browser cannot connect to the internet, and when I try to enter "google.com", it says the same thing. I'm only accessing this site through Internet Explorer x64, which I would have been fine with is it's compatible with Adobe Flash.
The only thing that seems to connect to the internet are Internet Explorer x64 and Windows Live Messenger.
Here are the steps I have taken, but none worked.
1.) Disable Windows Firewall
2.) Have Windows Firewall Enabled, but allow the specific programs to access internet. And allowed all incoming access.
3.) Disabled UAC, Ran the programs as an admin, and set compatibility to Vista.
4.) Uninstalled an anti-virus program. (McAffee Security Suite 2010)
5.) Reinstalled the programs
6.) Reinstalled Windows 7
7.) Retaken the steps on the Administrator account.