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Windows 7: Microsoft Download Manager for Windows (New)

22 May 2010   #11

Win7 x64 Ult

Thanks for the info, won't waste time on that item. I use Firefox and never have any issues d/l files, even from MS sites like TechNet.

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23 May 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Could not get to run under Firefox. Suspect that an add-on is needed or I need to disable present download manager.

Is running at this very moment under IE 8. IE 8 did ask me to install an Active-X add-on.

Does work only with MS sites.

Oh yes, am currently downloading from TechNet subscription download site.

The real test will be if the downloader successfully resumes. Nothing is more frustrating than getting >90% thru a long download and then losing connection and download not resuming.

Will get back with IE 8 result and will purposely disrupt connection.
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23 May 2010   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Update: Even IE8 interface is a kluge.
I disconnected from the internet.
Closed the download manager.
reconnected to internet and started the download manager.
No display showing any downloads in any state.
Restarted IE8
Reselected the file to download from the technet subscription download site.
Now the download manager showed up and listed both the old and the new download selections.
Cancelled the new selection and resumed the old selection.

That's a lots of gyrations just to resume an interrupted download.

Don't the MS junior,wet-behind-the-ears, programmers ever test their products before release? or are the likewise talented managers not supervising?
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23 May 2010   #14


i think they were to proud with their name MS to the point they forgot about the quality of their product.

I don't know....
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23 May 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

I recon, it is a strange app, might appear as fast it will disappear! I'm not very used to Download Manager...It is very rare a DL failed when hit directly in the browser.
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23 May 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Well sticking to IDM ......the download manager sucks
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23 May 2010   #17


glad i didn't have a chance to use it
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24 May 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Microsoft should tell people that Microsoft download manager only works for Microsoft sites.
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24 May 2010   #19

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Staying with IDM too after such bad reviews.
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