Here is a copy of a post i made on the Utorrent website that will fix youre speed issues with Windows 7 and Utorrent. This is using the latest version of Utorrent.
Hey folks. Just wanted to add my 2 cents in hopes that it helps, from what i was able to do to fix the speed issue somewhat.
Utorrent does in fact work oddly on Windows 7. Even though i have the firewall turned off and all the other security goodies i still get a red skittle. Even though i tell utorrent to check the port and it comes back as good.
I suffered from speed issues you until today. I was downloading a file and was getting 1.2kb on it since yesterday. (my speed now on this particular torrent is between 60k and 80k and consistent) So what you need to do first is most important.
1. Close Utorrent down
2. go to window button (start menu) find utorrent and RIGHT CLICK on its shortcut. Click RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR.
3. Start your download, then look at the log and you will notice the error about the firewall exception is gone and your downloads will speed up.
4. fallow the guides laid out in Switeck's signature (from the Utorrent Forums). Specifically this one 2nd:Recommended uTorrent settings: forum.utorrent.com / Suggested changes for Speed Guide:
After doing these things my speeds increased. Im still working on resolving the green skittle issue but as i have seen from my download experience on Windows 7 it seems to be a non issue as i have gotten download speeds that were normal to me on XP, which is of course determined alot by the torrent seeders and peers.
Remember too that Windows 7 is a beta and not every piece of software we use on a daily basis is going to work 100%
Ok i just resolved the issue with the green skittle and my speeds have gotten back to normal. I fallowed a post by Ultima (a moderator on Utorrent forums). The info in his post: "- Hover over the network status light in µTorrent's status bar and tell us what the tooltip writes.
- Does changing ports stop this error from occurring?
- Grab TCPView from sysinternals.com, run it, and see ifthere are any other applications using your listening port."
I crabed the program he talked about and checked. Sure enough even though utorrent did the port check and said it was open and good to go i found another process using the torrent. I just simply choose another port, added the port to my firewall to pass and changed Utorrent for the new port. Closed down and restarted; problem fixed. -- U still have to run Utorrent in administrator mode --