Downloading is the process of receiving digital data from another computer, either over a local-area-network or a wide-area-network (i.e. the internet).

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Where can I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)?

I just bought a serial for Windows 7 on-line from the Microsoft store (the most painful shopping experience EVER!). I selected that I wanted to download my version of Windows 7 after purchase. After ...
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How can I download an entire website?

How can I download all pages from a website? Any platform is fine.
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Where can I download Windows 8 legally, from Microsoft?

I obtained a licence key for Windows 8 through DreamSpark. Is there a way to download a Windows 8 ISO image like you could for Windows 7? I am on a non-Windows machine, so I cannot use the Secure ...
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Windows XP SP3 (Legal) download?

I have my CD-key sticker with me but don't have the CD anymore. Is there anywhere I can download Windows XP SP3 installation disc from?
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Download a file via HTTP from a script in Windows

I want a way to download a file via HTTP given its URL (similar to how wget works). I have seen the answers to this question, but I have two changes to the requirements: I would like it to run on ...
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Google Chrome Auto-Close Download Bar

Having to hit the X to close out that bar over and over is such a pain. When a download completes, I want to have the bar clear itself and leave the bottom of the screen, similar to the way Download ...
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Make Chrome always open PDFs itself

I'm looking for a way to make Google Chrome always open PDFs with its internal viewer when I click a link, as opposed to downloading it to the default location. It works with most URLs, but some ...
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How to download list of files from a file server?

How would I download a list of files from a file server like this one http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/ ? I suppose I could use wget but then it tries to get all the links and the html file ...
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Download Flash video file from any video site?

I know there are plenty of ways to download Flash video files (.flv) from the video sites like YouTube, etc. But if the site changes the procedure of download, most of the time, it will break. Is ...
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Is there a software that can crawl a webpage, discover all files with a given extension and download them all? [closed]

Is there a software that can crawl a webpage, discover all files with a given extension, and download them all? It can be a standalone software or a Firefox add-in.
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Why do some downloading files not know their own size? [duplicate]

Occasionally, when downloading a file in a web browser, the download progress doesn't "know" the total size of the file, or how far along in the download it is -- it just shows the speed at which it's ...
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Where do I download Java development binaries (JDK) for Windows 7 64-bit?

I am trying to install a Java development environment on Windows 7 64-bit, but I am unable to find a suitable install. Is there one available?
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How to make torrent downloads faster?

In windows Vista Home Premium x64 using uTorrent, how can I make the download(s) faster? EDIT: What are recommended settings for QoS?
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How can I download a Flash video from a website?

I am trying to download a Flash video, so I can try to convert it to a normal DVD. (FYI: this is a religious video.) Is it possible to download this video? If so, how could I do this?
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Download all PDF links in a web page?

Do you know a good software to download all PDF links in a web page?? Operating system is Windows 7.
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VPN: Does all traffic get routed through the VPN when I am logged in?

If I log into a slow VPN with only a 15k/s connection, when I try to go to kernel.org or some other site to download something, is everything getting routed through that other network? (so my max ...
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Where on my computer did Wget download this image?

I am using Windows XP. I just downloaded wget and put it into my C:\Windows folder. I then ran this command line (trying to download an image from a website): wget -r -A ".jpg,.gif,.png" ...
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How can I make firefox download different file-types to different locations?

98% of what I download is music, so I set the download location to my music folder. However, the other 2% has no place there, so every time I download .doc files or pdfs I have to remove them. Is ...
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Where can I legally obtain the 64bit version of Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I download Windows 8 legally, from Microsoft? No, I am not looking to pirate. I bought a key through the Upgrade assistant (for just $15 due to the upgrade ...
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How can I know the file size of the downloaded file before downloading it?

How can I know the file size of the downloaded file before downloading it?
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Where can I download Windows Vista?

I have a dying HDD in a 5 year old ACER laptop running Vista 32 bit, but I do not have the OEM CD to do a fresh install. ACER laptops comes with the bootable partition in the HDD, but it is useless ...
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Save a single web page (with background images) with Wget

I want to use Wget to save single web pages (not recursively, not whole sites) for reference. Much like Firefox's "Web Page, complete". My first problem is: I can't get Wget to save background images ...
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Download all mail messages from Gmail including Sent folder items

How can I download all the messages from a Gmail account, including the Sent folder items, when a normal POP fetch will only grab the inbox items? My wife recently died, and she gave me access to her ...
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Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?

Assuming the content is of the same quality (ceteris paribus), does streaming media (i.e. video, audio) use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading it? Say I was to download an HD movie from ...
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How to find out the real download URL on download sites that use redirects

Let's say I want to download something with wget but the website that has the files I need redirects to a site which automatically chooses a mirror for me (and there's no static file URL provided). ...
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Software to automate the download of a list of URLs [closed]

Let's say I have a list of URLs as follows: http://creamteam.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/10-Chinatown.mp3 http://mp3muffin.com/train/burbs.mp3 ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade download location [duplicate]

My Windows 8.1 upgrade is currently downloading via Microsoft Store. I have two laptops running Windows 8 both of which I am planning to upgrade. Since the upgrade requires downloading 3.6 GB, ...
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Unblocking Downloads in Chromium for Windows (Turning off File Zone Security)

Is there any way to prevent my downloads from getting file zone security information? Blocking executables is already very annoying (I know quite well what I'm doing), and it really ticks me off ...
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Free Mac OS X application for downloading an entire website

Is there any free application for downloading an entire site installable on Mac OS X 10.6?
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How do I set up a proxy server for home with bandwidth control, download limit options?

3 room mates share a single 2 Mbps connection. Have a 40GB per month download limit beyond which speed drops to 256Kbps which is annoying. One of the roommates abuses the connection by downloading ...
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Download Manager for Mac OS X? [closed]

IS there a download manager for Mac OS X that allows me to interrupt and resume large downloads? (I'm trying to download the Apple Developer Tools update, but a 3+ GB file size seldom plays nicely ...
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How can I tell if a downloaded ISO is complete?

I just ran into a nasty problem with an ISO download from Microsoft. I successfully burnt it to a rewritable DVD, and copied the contents to the local hard drive on another machine, but when I went ...
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How to collect images of a website efficiently while browsing it?

What I want to achieve is: after browsing the web page,all images on this page is downloaded to a specified directory. Better with firefox because I'm using it.
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How to STOP people from DOWNLOADING an online video for OFFLINE PLAYBACK [duplicate]

I have a problem, something I'm sure a lot of video sharing companies might have. I want to start a small business by offering online video-based training courses on Microsoft Office and other office ...
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Is it possible to get corrupted download with http?

For a long time I have assumed that it is not really possible to download a corrupted file via http as long as it's not corrupted on the server and the implementation of http protocol is correct, ...
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Persistent retrying resuming downloads with curl

I'm on a mac and have a list of files I would like to download from an ftp server. The connection is a bit buggy so I want it to retry and resume if connection is dropped. I know I can do this with ...
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YouTube video Stops

Whenever I'm watching a YouTube video the downstream just stops at a random point (normally at the middle of the video), and whatever I try to do (reload the page, clean cache) I just can't watch the ...
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Upload Download speed difference [duplicate]

When I test my hi-speed, I get (approx>): 9.7 Mb/s download .51 Mb/s upload 8ms ping. Why is there such a disparity between down load and up load?
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combine two Internet connections to download

I have two computers on a LAN. The first computer with a speed of 128Mbs and a second computer with Internet connection speed is 256Mbs. I tried downloading a 250MB file. If the first computer to ...
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Looking for way to download all the free software I need to setup my PC all at once . . [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software? I am in the middle of reinstalling Windows 7, and I would like to install all the software in as few steps as ...
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How to limit download traffic in Firefox

Is there a setting in Firefox to limit the download traffic speed? For example, I want to download some files using Firefox with max. 200 kbps whereas I want to use the remaining limit to download ...
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How do I check the checksum of a download and why should I?

My memory isn't great but I think five or six years ago, when I downloaded some package, there was never a checksum line under the download icon on the webpage. And no instructions to "check the ...
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Possible to resume download from network drive if it gets disconnected?

I need to download a 10 GB VM file from a network drive. The problem is I periodically need to access a VPN connection which disconnects the network drive. I am not able to resume the download after ...
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Configure Modem for Bittorrent downloads

How can I configure the Modem to get maximum download speed for Bit torrents?
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How to get the exact order of pieces downloaded by bittorrent client?

To know more about torrent download, I used wireshark to capture the packets transferred during the download. I was able to find that a file is split into multiple pieces that comes from different ...
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How to download large amounts of files via ubuntu

I am trying to download around 15,000 individual user files from an FTP backup space. I know the files exist because if I put a certain username that was not downloaded with the regular wget it can be ...
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A good multithread downloads manager for Linux? [closed]

Does someone knows a good multithread downloads manager for linux? I am using Lucid Lynx, I use to use multiget but it hasn't been updated since 2007. I'd like it to support login for sites like ...
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How to download a podcast without iTunes?

I just want the .mp3 file. I don't want any of the other crap that comes included. I intend to just listen to this on a burned audio cd in the car. ...
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Windows: downloading a file from command line

I want to download a file from a given link. How to do it from command line in Windows? Its a MIT open course ware zip file whose size is bigger than what is allowed on our network. Or is there is ...
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How to save pictures from Firefox without re-downloading

A big jpeg picture file is opened in Firefox. If I do "Save As" for it it downloads the picture again to save it. How can I save the currently opened picture without re-downloading it in Firefox?