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Disabling Download Accelerator utilities


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Denisejm

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Hi,

I have a TFORCE 6100-939 mobo with NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU built-in graphics card.

I want to update the driver for Nvidia, but the tips on downloading the driver said

"Download Accelerator" utilities should be disabled when downloading any drivers.


Where are Download Accelerator utilities located and how do I disable them? I looked in Control Panel and Services and couldn't find them.

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Neil Jones

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Download accelerators are little programs that you install to download stuff from websites quicker. They often allow you to pause a big download prior to your going to bed (for example) and carry on where you left off the next morning. Others allow you to download stuff from websites quicker (by opening several smaller connections to the server), but this is seen by the big companies as your being anti-social as it sucks up their bandwidth which consumers have to pay for.

There are no download accelerators installed with Windows by default so if you can't find any, you don't have one.

Edited by Neil Jones, 15 July 2007 - 04:44 PM.

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Thanks Neil . . . I appreciate it :whistling:

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