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Windows 7: Digital River Download painfully slow!

24 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Digital River Download painfully slow!

I purchased the student offer version of Windows 7 yesterday top up grade from XP, as for 30 I thought I couldn't go wrong.

So there I was this morning thinking I could set a side a few hours to get it all up and running but 11 hours later i still dont even have all of the first .box file downloaded!

I live off campus (in the UK), but still have a cable broadband connection and can usually expect file download speeds of 300-800kb/s as reported by the windows download window.

Now I know that there is probably high demand on Digital River's servers at the moment, but still... My download has only managed 40-50kb/s on average with a couple of short peaks to 70-90kb/s.

At this rate it'll be tomorrow evening before I get to a point where I can install.

Anyone else having this problem, or ideas of how to speed things up? I ask as i can't find anywhere else which mentions this problem, only people talking about creating .iso files as if their download flew by and now they're installing.

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24 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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24 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks Jacee. I think I'll go for the option of making the .iso file and a dvd. But no one seems to mention the slow download speeds on there?
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24 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Busy server, I would suspect
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24 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Busy server + impatient user = Me
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