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Windows 7: Major torrent issues


13 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Major torrent issues

So I have been very impressed by Windows 7 so far, but I have hit my forst major annoyance. It is extra annoying because it doesn't seem to be an issue for anyone else. Basically, torrents just plain don't work. I started out by installing Azureus which I had been using on XP. At first I could download torrent files and they would load into the client but not connect to anything. So I tried installing uTorrent in case it was just an Azureus glitch, but uTorrent did the same thing. Now I can't even get torrents to load into either client; when I download a torrent it just says that it is not a valid torrent file! I have allowed both clients access through my firewall (just using the Windows 7 firewall) and even tried turning it completely off but there is no change in performance. I have also tested the ports the clcients are using and they are both open, so I'm thinking there must be a security setting configured wrong or something. I'm going crazy here! Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem?

Cheers,


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14 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 

uTorrent installed fine for me.
When i was with XP, i used bitcomet as my favorite download manager, but Win 7 doesnt seem to let it install.
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14 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

im using rc x86 and i dont have a problem with utorrent ...
maybe its your anti virus. some have built in firewalls, i know nod32 does. and i believe a lot of others do to. if so just turn it off and just use windows firewall.

hope it helps
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14 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

usually you should get a prompt saying if you want to let this program to access the internet
the thing is you have to set a location for a network that to happen...
then it will inform you utorrent.exe is trying to access the internet and that if you do want to let it access your work network/public and/or home network...
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14 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 

just got bitcomet to work . don't know how tho, it says something like "this program will only install on XP" or something, then it says something else, cant remember tho, click yes and it installs
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14 May 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, I figured out what was happening. I was trying to set it up over the wireless at my university. It seems that the problem was that over the last week they blocked all things torrent. I never even thought of this at first because torrents worked fine there less than a week ago. Anyway, mystery solved. I guess I'll just have to do my downloading at home. Thanks for the responses.
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14 May 2009   #7

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Fade,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Glad you got it sorted. Enjoy.

Gary
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09 Sep 2009   #8

Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

i have the same issue with uTorrent and Vuze (Azureus). i just installed Windows 7 and i cannot get the torrents to even start in the programs. what could i try to resolve this?
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09 Sep 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
i have the same issue with uTorrent and Vuze (Azureus). i just installed Windows 7 and i cannot get the torrents to even start in the programs. what could i try to resolve this?
Mateo welcome to sevenforums

First could you fill in your system soecs (lower left corner) so we know what hardware you have. Is it 32 bit or 64? clean install or upgrade?

Ken
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09 Sep 2009   #10

Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

i partitioned a portion of my hd to support a dual boot, so it was a full install of windows 7 x64
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