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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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" http://...
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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 PDF files 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 offer),...
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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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Cannot download the Windows 10 ISO (x64) file

I'm trying to download the Windows 10 ISO (x64) file. It is 4 GBs, but it only lets me download 17.4 MBs, regardless of the browser! However, if I copy the download link to clipboard and paste it into ...
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Download a File in a Batch File [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Download a file via HTTP from a script in Windows I've never done any scripting on Windows but now I need to write a batch file that downloads a file off the Internet (...
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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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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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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 edit the list of files to download in a .torrent file?

I have a torrent that contains many files in it, but I don't want to download all of them because I need only few files among them. I am not downloading from a torrent client, but I am actually using ...
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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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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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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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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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Configure Modem for Bittorrent downloads

How can I configure the Modem to get maximum download speed for Bit torrents?
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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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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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Can you tell by the network traffic whether a video was watched or downloaded from YouTube?

My question is about popular YouTube downloaders like youtube-dl (a command line program) or VideoDownloadHelper (a Firefox-browser extension). Comparing two cases: Watching a video on YouTube ...
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Some websites prompt to download PHP script after some time, but only in Firefox

This happens only in Firefox - NOT in IE or in Safari (all 3 tested only on a Windows system). Always, viewing a page shows most of the content, and then the browser prompts to download some sidebar ...
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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. http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-you-should-...
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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?
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How to download a video file in Google Chrome

I like to download some of the shows from Channel 9. This was no problem in Opera, but in Google Chrome I'm not quite sure how to do this. When I click on a link to a wmv file it starts to stream it ...
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Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast Bittorrent Download

I'm using Windows XP SP2. I have a 1 MB connection via a SpeedTouch 585, and my internet speed registers at 0.3 MB, with a maximum download of 30kbps. Not to mention a terrible ping at 500-1500. On ...
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Where to download the official Office 2013 to use with a PKC?

We bought a Dell computer with Windows 7 pro + Office 2013 home & business. The disk has failed the day we installed it (hardware failure). The disk is now replaced, but the Dell technician ...
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Where can I find the VMware vSphere client?

VMware's download site is very frustrating. I am unable to find where the download link to the vSphere client is. Did they rename this tool? How can I get it?
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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 http://www.knoxroad.com/wp-content/music/May/01%...
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How to automatically open “saved” pdfs in system viewer on chrome?

As discussed in ghacks and slashdot Chrome no longer lets you automatically open downloaded pdfs in your System viewer. In general, I like using the built-in Chrome PDF viewer, but for some longer ...
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How to download all images from a website (not webpage) using the terminal?

I want a command that I type a URL, for example photos.tumblr.com, and it download all photos on this site in a folder, but not only images of the site's homepage. This command need to download the ...
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How can I download an entire (active) phpbb forum?

One of the forums that I frequent (and have added a LOT of quality content too) seems to be having problems with their server. I am not confident in their ability to sort out the problems they are ...
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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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Plugin for Firefox to download the entire webpage with CSS/Javascript? [closed]

For learning purposes, I'd like to download the html/css/javascript of sites. Using Firefox now only seems to download the html page, images/css/js are not downloaded. Is there a plugin to do this ...
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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 do I download a file using the command line?

I want to download a file from the Linux command line. Basically I'm using ssh and I'm trying to download a file to my file system on my laptop. How can I do that from the command line?
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How to get subtitles automatically? [closed]

I would like to use a movie player that downloaded subtitles in the language of my preference automatically. There is anything like it? And plugins?
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How to download parts of the same file from different sources with curl/wget?

I have a quite large file hosted on five different servers. I would like to be able to download different parts of the file from each server and subsequently concatenate the parts, in order to ...