Howto increase the number of simultaneous downloads in IE7

Posted on Wednesday, May 02 2007 @ 05:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
One of the bad things in Internet Explorer 7 is that you can only download two files at the same time.

A site called VistaWired published a short guide that explains how you can boost the maximum number of simultaneous downloads in Internet Explorer 7.

Here's what you need to do:
  • Make sure you're logged in with administrator rights
  • Go to the start menu and type "regedit" in the search bar.
  • Navigate to the following key in the registry editor: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings
  • Right-click in the empty space and create a new 32-bit DWord value. Name it MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server (The 0 beside Server is a zero)
  • Double-click this entry and set the value to 3
  • Create another DWord called MaxConnectionsPerServer
  • Double-click and modify the value to 3.
  • Now you should be able to have an unlimited number of simultaneous downloads running.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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