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IE Wont let me download multiple files at the same time

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How do I download more then 2 files at the same time with IE? I tried the method by adding those two things to my registry and making their values 10 but I still cannot download more then two files at once....how do i fix this?
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This is the official Microsoft guide: http://support.micro...om/?kbid=282402

If you have already followed this and it doesn't work, check and double-check your Registry edits.

I notice on the above page Microsoft says "increasing your maximum simultaneous downloads to more than 2 is a violation of Internet standards"
This from a company who has driven a bulldozer through more internet standards than anyone! - lol

You could try the Firefox web-browser instead. not only does it not require risky registry edits to increase simultaneous downloads, but it's a safer browser also (mainly on account of it not using ActiveX technology which is required on the Windows Update website).

Get Firefox here: http://www/firefox.com

How to increase it's simultaneous downloads to more than two: http://lunarmedia.co...s-multiple.aspx

Be aware though that you should take into consideration your available internet bandwidth which is directly related to the download speed you can achieve. trying to download several files at once would be counter-productive if you have limited bandwidth since they would all slow to a crawl, or one would hog all the bandwidth leaving little or none for the others. In that scenario you'd be better off leaving things as they are.

Edited by pip22, 27 February 2008 - 03:14 PM.

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