The GOTD Activate.exe or Setup.exe gives me an error that it cannot connect, yet I can download the program, read the comments, or see the forums.
The first three things to check.
1. Is Internet Explorer able to connect to the internet. Even if you use another browser to browse the internet, the GOTD activation/setup process will use the Internet Explorer "engine" to connect. Make sure also that Internet Explorer is not set to "work offline".
Even if you use another browser - Internet Explorer must still be functional and NOT set to "Work Offline". The setup will always fail if Work Offline has a tick next to it.
Internet Explorer File Menu.
2. Make sure your internet connection isn't configured to use a proxy server. One way to test if a proxy server is detected is to visit http://whatismyipaddress.com/ and check the results that will mention what type of proxy server is in use (if any).
3. Is your firewall blocking activate.exe or setup.exe from connecting to the internet? If you are unsure, try temporarily disabling the firewall before trying again.
4. Reboot and wait 5 minutes and try again (in case the problem is related to busy servers).