Hi Jamie 41,
You are good, thank you for persevering with me.
The problem was the file name. Windows had marked the file: firmware_archos_android_gen8 (1).aos.
After removing the (1) from the file name the update went well. Thank you very much.
So now the Archos is running FW version 2.4.82 a fair step up from 2.1.8 and I had hoped for WiFi improvements but that didnÔÇÖt happen; still weak and very slow. I know itÔÇÖs up to me now to read through the forum and see if other users reported on WiFi weakness and if there are solutions.
Once again, thank you for helping me to complete the FW upgrade challenge.
Chris, You may have a problem with your wireless router. I hahave a 70it that would not stream anything without constantly rebuffering or losing connection. I finally called my internet provider & got a new modem/router. The old one was over 4 years old. Now with this Actiontec, I have a good to string signal & everything works great! Just a thought.