Having trouble downloading large files such as the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO file? If so, you should definitely consider downloading a free download manager.
Download managers nowadays can do more than just download a file. In fact, they can speed up your downloads by 20% – in some cases more in some less. How this works you ask? Well, download managers establish multiple connections to a file and download several parts of a file simultaneously. Yep, that’s pretty awesome.
I did some test runs and in comparison if you use a download manager to download a file such as the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO the download speed can go up like 300KB/s.
Regular file download: 1000KB/s
Download Manager: 1300KB/s
Here’s a picture of the download manager I use – download Fifa 12 here to test it
The FDM ver 3.8 build 1173 is really blazing fast and very stable.
Finding REAL Download URL
If you’re having problems locating the actual download URL, initiate a download the way you normally would, then open the Download window within your browser while you download a file and then copy the URL
In Google Chrome you can simply right click on the URL in this case:
And then copy it using CTRL + C, back in Free Download Manager hit CTRL + N and then use CTRL + V to insert the URL and create a new download. Finally, enjoy the faster downloads!
CTRL + N = Start Download