Free Microsoft ebooks.

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    Mothie, Jul 16, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    I got them already.... Free is good, isn't it??
     
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    The site offers a PowerShell script you can use to download the entire collection if you want.

    The idea being, you do not have to individually select one at a time and download it - great idea!

    Having said that, the Creator of the Script made a small mistake, and forgot to use a cmdlet which sets the directory on your computer, before attempting to download the files to that directory.

    So I've attached a file with the correct scripting for anyone wanting to use PowerShell to download all the files.
    • Download the attached .txt file
    • Scan the download with your security software
    • When happy file is safe, open then copy the contents
    • Now type powershell in your Search field
    • In the search results, right-click on Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator
    • Click yes to the UAC prompt
    • Now paste what you copied into the Administrator: Command Prompt console
    Notes:
    • If you want a different location to save files to, refer to the .txt file. I've made some notes about how to do that just above the modification I made to the original script.
    • You may need to press Enter key to kick start the connection.
    • Once you see the downloads start then you can carry on doing other things on your computer.
    • When its finished downloading the files, close the powershell console
    • If you close the console before downloads are completed, you will not receive all files!
    • There are 355 files in total! Some are duplicates though as there are different file formats:
      • .doc
      • .pdf
      • .epub
      • .mobi
    • If you see a red error message at base of console, its most likely telling you there is a Server Connection Error. That is not unusual, given there may be many people trying to download the files there. Don't panic! The script is just paused and will continue working as soon as Server is free again - probably within seconds! No files will be lost or damaged.

    When I get some more time I may post some new scripts in this thread that allows you to download only one file format, which you can choose from a prompt,as that will save you wasting space storing the same book in several file formats, and also, if possible, I'll see if I can present a readable list of books, so you can check those you want to download, and omit a check if you do not want the book. Or someone else can if they have spare time :D
     

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    Regedit32, Jul 16, 2017 at 9:13 PM
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    :D I see you are already on the ball, gentlemen. just thought it may be of use to the members.:cool:
     
    Mothie, Jul 17, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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