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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Solved: Kindle for PC won’t download books



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A few weeks ago, Kindle for PC on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 computer suddenly refused to download books to my computer. I could open the Kindle for PC App and see them all in the 'archive’ section, but when I double-clicked to open them, the little icon started spinning as if they were downloading, but nothing was actually happening.  After fighting this for quite awhile on my own, I called Amazon, who after getting me to Level 3 support was able to confirm the (amazingly simple and totally undocumented) fix.

 

Solution:  Right click your shortcut icon for Kindle for PC and change the compatibility settings to run in Windows XP (SP 2) mode.  This was all it took.  Given that they haven’t documented this anywhere that I could find, I decided to put the solution up here. Hopefully future Googlers will have more luck finding this solution than I did.

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