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Unhappy I gave up, I can't install the free practice materials

Well i had posted about this problem a few times earlier also.ahh..for a loong time now i have been trying to use the new Free USMLE Practice Materials but sigh it seems that it is too tough a task!!

I have contacted them we actually have total of 14 email between me and USMLE tech people over there and well they are also as confused as me. I even installed the software on my siblings laptop in hope that it might work there but no success!! so I have decided not to waste my precious time on this and just to ask for help from u guys to gimme those questions which are in orientation material about the fred 2 software I have to trust all of u on forum when u'll say that it is like u world.

So I will just do those questions and face the software on my exam day..pls if u have the link for questions as in downloadable file or something post it.

and pray for me!!!
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Just forget about it, the theme is exactly like USMLE World and the content is not useful, the NBMEs are much closer to the exam.
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Default You can still do them

I have another solution for you.

You can practice the free 150 questions exactly in a simulated exam environment by scheduling a Prometric Practice Test.

For details read here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-ar...tice-test.html

The only thing I think is that some Prometric Testing Centers may not have updated to the new 2011 questions, but you can ask them about that and I think the 2010 is absolutely OK as far as the software and the interface.
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I have another solution for you.

You can practice the free 150 questions exactly in a simulated exam environment by scheduling a Prometric Practice Test.

For details read here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-ar...tice-test.html

The only thing I think is that some Prometric Testing Centers may not have updated to the new 2011 questions, but you can ask them about that and I think the 2010 is absolutely OK as far as the software and the interface.
ahh i did thought of that and guess what!!!! my testing center is not in my city i will be seeing my prometric for the first time only one day before the exam..
any more suggestion puhlesss..
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Just forget about it, the theme is exactly like USMLE World and the content is not useful, the NBMEs are much closer to the exam.
gosh i hope so u are right!!!
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hmmm.... i think its a straight forward software. What version of windows u are using ?
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hmmm.... i think its a straight forward software. What version of windows u are using ?
windows vista..pls do find a solution for me fast!!!
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ok... can u post the screen-shot of the problem u are experiencing, then i may be of some help...
i just downloaded and installed it to 'Windows 7 64 bit'.
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ok... can u post the screen-shot of the problem u are experiencing, then i may be of some help...
i just downloaded and installed it to 'Windows 7 64 bit'.
am sorry i don't know how to take a screen shot,But i can describe u the error.
its like once i click on tab to start exam,a new smaller window comes up with words 'access violation at add 004C5F54 in module NED.exe.read of address 00000054'. now when i click close on this small window.then in the background there's another horrible text that says- a fatal error has occurred pls notify the proctor HTTP/1.1 400 Error

can u understand what is this?? i was asked by usmle techpeople to de activate my McAfee antivirus and yesterday i did that also but mcafee site says that it takes 7 days for software to get deactivated?? donno is that true??
thank u so much step1an u are an angel!!!
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well it installed with no problem ...but i was unable to run it.... i am also having the same prob.....
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well it installed with no problem ...but i was unable to run it.... i am also having the same prob.....
oww!!! do u have any clue why is it??or do u have questions in pdf or something
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I think i have found a solution... i am able to run it......
Anyway, heres the soluton that worked for me!!!

Try this
  1. First update your adobe flash player to the latest version.
  2. Open Internet Explorer.Go to Internet Options > Advanced. Scroll down to the header "HTTP 1.1 settings" Check the option that says "Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections"
Also dont forget to disable ur windows firewall or allow "FredV2Orient" from the firewall settings.
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I think i have found a solution... i am able to run it......
Anyway, heres the soluton that worked for me!!!

Try this
  1. First update your adobe flash player to the latest version.
  2. Open Internet Explorer.Go to Internet Options > Advanced. Scroll down to the header "HTTP 1.1 settings" Check the option that says "Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections"
Also dont forget to disable ur windows firewall or allow "FredV2Orient" from the firewall settings.
check your mail buddy!!
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guyz does anyone have these question's??? i have spent all of my patience trying to figure out this crappy software..sick sick of it..(there should be puking smilie also so i can post it in time's like this)
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Default have u looked at this link?

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guyz does anyone have these question's??? i have spent all of my patience trying to figure out this crappy software..sick sick of it..(there should be puking smilie also so i can post it in time's like this)
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yes did read that the first time i had problm
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Default Solved by quitting a bunch of virus protection programs

Hi,

I came up with the same problem with my step 3 Fred.
I read the frequently asked question in the USMLE.org and it says that it is most likely caused by those virus detection programs.

By the way I'm using win 10 and the fred step 3 edition is last updated in 2015 Nov.

So I open the task manager (ctrl+alt+del), then just close all the virus/malware detection/protection programs (Yes I have more than 5). I tried reopen the Fred just to see if it works.

Long story short, in my case after I close the "windows malware protection xxxxx" I finally can use the FRED!!!

Just want to share this because in step 3 CCS is quite different from UWORLD and I personally think it is crucial to be familiar with the software before you go to the real exam.


Thanks and good luck!
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Default Fred v2 Step 1: http://localhost:10001 error.

For anyone else trying to run Fred V2 for Step 1 recently, I've been getting the "Make sure the web address localhost:10001 is correct" error even after editing the final host code line in the driver per NBME's FAQ instructions. Malware protection and administrative rights aren't the issue either; I've checked that, too. So I emailed NBME tech support and will post an update if they respond and have anything helpful to offer. Otherwise, like previous people have said, it's neither worth the time nor patience.

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