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Windows 7: Torrents never work.

19 Jun 2015   #1
Jake1702

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Torrents never work.

In programs like Utorrent or BitTorrent they just say connecting to peers and downloads never start. My friend got it to work and said he can't remember what he did. He said he remembered having to "Activate" some things in settings but has no idea what. Anybody can help me with this?!


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19 Jun 2015   #2
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

You have to make sure there are seeders for the file you want the lower the number of seeders the less likely it is to download the file . if there is enough seeders and you know that's not the problem you may have to allow utorrent threw the firewall, 7forums has a tutorial on that subject
follow the tut but look for Utorrent
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19 Jun 2015   #3
Jake1702

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
You have to make sure there are seeders for the file you want the lower the number of seeders the less likely it is to download the file . if there is enough seeders and you know that's not the problem you may have to allow utorrent threw the firewall, 7forums has a tutorial on that subject
It doesn't matter which torrent I try. None work! And it IS allowed through firewall! Read above to what my friend did.
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19 Jun 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

What are you trying to torrent?
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19 Jun 2015   #5
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I don't know what activate means for utorrent. That's all I could think of, The only other thing was the seeders are you sure there are lots of seeders

Edit: I have been using Utorent for years and the only thing I had to do after installation was to click allow progam threw firewall after installation
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19 Jun 2015   #6
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Does your firewall rules look like this


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19 Jun 2015   #7
Jake1702

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
Does your firewall rules look like this
Yes, it does. Except with a Windows 7 window. :P
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19 Jun 2015   #8
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Go to this site to see if your isp is blocking or throttling you
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19 Jun 2015   #9
Jake1702

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
Go to this site to see if your isp is blocking or throttling you
As I said, it was happening to my friend too, but he fixed it by the way I told you. It's something with my PC's settings itself.
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19 Jun 2015   #10
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Well that's as far as my knowledge will take me maybe someone else can help
PS: I added another site to check if your internet provider is blocking it
Edit: Windows 7 and 8 "add program to firewall rules" look pretty much the same,
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