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Windows 7: Downloading is very slow

25 Nov 2009   #1

Windows XP
Downloading is very slow

Hey! I just recently installed Windows 7 (within the last hour) and one thing I noticed was that my downloading speed for games has decreased. Everything I have downloaded form the internet (files, etc.) downloads at a reasonable rate but right now I'm installing WoW and some games off of Steam, and they are downloading a lot slower than they normally did.

Is there an option to some how speed up my downloads?

WoW is downloading between 250-400 kb/s, Empire: Total War is downloading at ~250kb/s and TF2 is downloading at 600-700kb/s.

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25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)

Downloading all at the same time?
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows XP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Downloading all at the same time?
I'm an idiot - thank you!
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25 Nov 2009   #4

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You can check your line speed with this tool ( Speed Test - ). If that turns out to be OK, it is probably a server problem. I would think a lot of people do the same as you installing Windows 7 and the servers are overwhelmed.
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