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Good download manager or alternatives

Q: Good download manager or alternatives

Hi guys.

I'm looking for a good download manager that would integrate seamlessly with Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 64 Bit.

When I was on XP I never required a download manager as I used Firefox and loved it. However, I haven't somehow felt too comfortable using it on Windows 7. Neither am I big fan of Chrome.

Hope you guys could suggest some alternatives. Else I'll have to look back at FireFox it seems.


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A: Good download manager or alternatives

Why aren't you comfortable using Firefox on Windows 64-bit (btw is that Vista or Windows 7) ? It might not (yet) be a 64-bit binary application but that doesn't stop from working very well in a 64-bit environment.
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A:What is a good download manager?

Depending on your browser choice my opinion is to stay clear of them. Is it because you feel you might get more speed or are you having drop outs that you cannot resume ?
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A free download manager would be best, provided that it doesn't come with adware, spyware, or any other unpleasant surprises.

Any helpful suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.

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I use this free tool:

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Hi Manca

My personal choice is Conceiva's 'Download Studio' v4.0.

Kind regards

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A:Alternatives to 8.1's Windows Explorer and Task Manager?

The only alternative to Task Manger is Process Explorer. But you end up loosing a lot of features. Windows Explorer is built into Internet Explorer, so you cannot just up and remove it or disable it.

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A:No 'Aero Snap' or 'Flip' 3D for Vista Home Basic -Any Good Alternatives?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton

Still, any good suggestions?

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Y`all ????

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Try getting rid of it in Safe Mode.How to start Windows in Safe Mode
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Quote: Originally Posted by beaskies

I've bought the Student 32-bit version of Win7. I received a confirmation email with my order number and Key.
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Any ideas?
I've also tried rebooting but makes no difference


Hi and welcome

Just curious, why dont you want to run the ISO? it is the prefered method of installation. Plus if you don twant to burn a dvd, and have a USB stick you could install from there.

Let us know if we can help

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You need to make a DVD from the .ISO
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