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How to configure Internet Explorer to download more than two files at one time?”

By default, Windows Internet Explorer 7 and earlier versions limit the number of files that you can download at one time to two. Windows Internet Explorer 8 limits the number of files that you can download at one time to six. This change reflects the faster connection speeds that are now typical for most users. For dial-up connections, the limits from earlier versions still apply.

This article helps you increase the number of files that you can download at one time to 10.

For Internet Explorer 8.0

How to configure the connection limit by modifying a registry key

  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPERSERVER
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, click DWORD Value, and then add the following registry values:
    Value name: iexplore.exe
    Value data: 10
    Base: Decimal

    Note set this value to the connection limit that you want for HTTP 1.1 connections. By setting the value to 10, you increase the connection limit to 10.

  4. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPER1_0SERVER
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, click DWORD Value, and then add the following registry values:
    Value name: iexplore.exe
    Value data: 10
    Base: Decimal

    Note set this value to the connection limit that you want for HTTP 1.1 connections. By setting the value to 10, you increase the connection limit to 10.

  6. Exit Registry Editor.

Others IE Versions:

To increase the number of files that you can download at one time to 10, follow these steps:

  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, click DWORD Value, and then add the following registry values:
    Value name: MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server
    Value data: 10
    Base: Decimal

    Value Name: MaxConnectionsPerServer
    Value data: 10
    Base: Decimal

  4. Exit Registry Editor.