Vista doesn't continue interrupted downloads like xp did :(

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by me too, Oct 2, 2007.

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    me too Guest

    I'm liking vista alot but I'm annoyed that vista doesn't continue an
    interrupted download but starts over if stopped. When using xp, if for any
    reason a download was stopped, it would begin from where the download quit as
    long as the file was being saved in the same folder. Overall I'm satisfied
    with vista 64 bit premium.
     
    me too, Oct 2, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Run services.msc from the search box and check that the BITS service is set
    to automatic. This service, background intelligence transfer service or
    BITS, is responsible for picking up interrupted downloads. It should be no
    different than in XP.
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 2, 2007
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    me too Guest

    Thanks for the information. Bits is set to automatic (delayed start) status.
    I remember seeing something about bits shortly after installing vista and I
    may have disabled it due to my narrowband connection. Automatically
    downloading updates will kill my connection if I'm doing anything else with
    it and I play online games often. I guess delayed start status doesn't
    enable continuation of interrupted downloads but at least I know what the
    problem is. Thanks again :)
     
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