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Windows 7: Which Torrent Software do you use?

19 Sep 2012   #11
MonkeyFunkR

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
I'm using 3.2 and works flawlessly too. What problems did you had? It just installs like all others and works the same. Except for the few banners for buying the paid version, I didn't find anything annoying with it.
I recently formatted my machine and installed version 3.2. Minutes after installation I received a BSOD, while adjusting the preferences. I've been googling this issue and numerous people have had similar issues with 3.2.

Prior to my format I was using the previous build, I assume 3.1 and it worked perfectly. I'm hesitant to try 3.2 again and will most likely try and find an older version.


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19 Sep 2012   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think what was meant was that ...

99% of those who use torrents are downloading things illegally. Hacked/Pirated Software etc. and the chances of getting malware, viruses or worse is very high in this situtation.

Very few actually use it for legit reasons. Im not saying there aren't those who do use it for legit reasons, only that its very very few who do.


Personally, I don't see the point. Anything you can get legally from torrents can be found from the official websites for free as well, and downloads much faster. Plus you know 100% sure what the source is.
But thats just me.
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20 Sep 2012   #13
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jemjem787 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N0b0dy View Post
and the chance you will get caught is pretty high !
I dont download illegally, if that is what your meaning
I don't use torrents, so as a matter of interest what actual material can be downloaded that is legal and that cannot be obtained elsewhere? You don't have to answer this question, just interested.

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20 Sep 2012   #14
exoTron

Windows 7
 
 

I used bitTorrent in the past but my system was lagging. I think that might have been an issue between my AB (Kaspersky) and bitTorrent. I now use uTorrent.
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20 Sep 2012   #15
doubled822

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP
 
 

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Stay away from Torrents this is the worst way to download something and the chance you will get caught is pretty high !
I would like to put in my two cents and say that we should stay away from this sort of argument in this thread as the OP was simply asking what we use. Torrents are a fantastic method of downloading software and it really is a shame that more people don't utilize it for legitimate purposes. There are a few, however. Some Linux distros offer torrents as a download channel--what's great about it is that the more people that have it and are seeding, the faster your downloads can be. Doesn't have to be dependent on one single webserver, although true that most will suffice for a good speed in other ways of downloading.

The skinny of it is, Torrents are for advanced users. Be careful what you download, thoroughly scan, and if you're worried about your ISP snooping on you, utilize magnet links. uTorrent supports these--do your research if you're concerned about that.

Back on topic, I also utilize uTorrent, currently 2.2.1. I haven't seen a need to upgrade and worry about them limiting functionality in future releases. I have a central media server at my house that I do all torrent downloads on and I have an Android app called Torrent-fu that connects to the web management console of uTorrent and enables me to manage my torrents and downloads from anywhere--it's fantastic!

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I don't use torrents, so as a matter of interest what actual material can be downloaded that is legal and that cannot be obtained elsewhere? You don't have to answer this question, just interested.
As I said earlier in my post, quite a few Linux distributions and other open-source software vendors utilize torrents to offload bandwidth from their webservers. I think that mainstream companies don't utilize torrents due to the potential security concerns in addition to the negative connotations associated with torrents in general.
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20 Sep 2012   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jemjem787 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N0b0dy View Post
and the chance you will get caught is pretty high !
I dont download illegally, if that is what your meaning
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Just to satisfy my curiosity what need is their for a torrent to do legal downloads? I have like just about everybody downloaded many things and have never had to use a torrent. What I'm I missing?
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20 Sep 2012   #17
doubled822

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
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Just to satisfy my curiosity what need is their for a torrent to do legal downloads? I have like just about everybody downloaded many things and have never had to use a torrent. What I'm I missing?

See my post above...
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20 Sep 2012   #18
primevyl

Windows XP and Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You can use adownloader on Android too, if you have a legacy unlimited data plan
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20 Sep 2012   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Can't all these legal things be downloaded safely and correctly without a torrent? Torrents are well know for installing infection even with well protected system. P2P and torrents are well know to any body that uses a computer more than a month of being one of the best ways to get infected. I'm still trying to understand why downloading using a torrent to download a legal copy of a operating system, music, programs or movies ect. using several computers all of the world sending pieces parts and then the receiving computer puts all the pieces parts together is the best way. The receiving computer has opened a port to allow the torrent to enter their computer with what ever it wants from one or several computers around the world.
Yes I do read the post and they so far don't add up. 2+2 should =4 and it's not.
So I'm still trying to understand why all the great free, legal programs out there can't be downloaded from the proper legal website without a torrent. As of now nobody has given a answer in anyway what so ever that makes 2+2=4. Please try harder so my simple little brain will understand.
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20 Sep 2012   #20
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Because depending on the popularity of the file (popularity=seeds) the faster the file will download, just take the game "Maplestory" for example, downloading from that game site will take about 2 hours, but when I torrented it took me around 10 Minutes,
Like some people said, torrents are good, but not just all the time.
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