Microsoft Download Manager is a small application by Microsoft which enables the users to download large files such as an application
or multimedia files from the Internet in more reliable and faster way than using a browser alone. The Download Manager has been specifically designed to manage file downloads from supporting Microsoft Web sites and Web addresses starting with http://


Features of the Microsoft Download Manager includes:

  • Intuitive user interface which shows the status of downloads such as files, percentage complete, status and size.
  • Able to pause the download of a file if needed and resume the download later.
  • Able to change the number of automatic retries when downloading a file.
  • Turning Microsoft Download Manager notifications on or off.
  • Able to increase the number of connections the Download Manager makes to increase the speed at which a file is downloaded, up to a maximum of 16 connections.

Microsoft Download Manager works well in most of the Microsoft Operating Systems such as Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. The Microsoft Download Manager supports the following Web browsers: Windows Internet Explorer 6, Windows Internet Explorer 7 , Windows Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 2 and Mozilla Firefox 3.

It becomes obvious right after startup that this download manager cannot compete with most other download managers who offer a wealth of functionality that the Microsoft Download Manager does not offer.
Among the missing options is support for different protocols and authentication


Download Microsoft Download Manager version 1.1 (direct download link): MSDownloadManager.msi

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