If you're having issues with the popular BitTorrent application uTorrent in Windows 7, such as memory overusage, downloads stopping at 99.9 per cent or false reports, weblog AddictiveTips offers some tips to get your downloads back on track.
Before you try anything else, here are a few useful fixes for uTorrent (and other programs) that are having trouble with the new version of Windows: Right-click the program shortcut and go to Properties. Under the Compatibility tab, check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and choose Windows Vista from the drop-down menu. Also check "Run this program as an administrator" under Privilege Level.
For uTorrent and other programs that connect to the internet, make sure you have added a firewall exception — in the Control Panel, click on "Allow a program through Windows Firewall" and hit the Exceptions tab. If your program is on the list, choose it, and if not, click "Add program" (or, if you know what port you need opened, click "Add port") and your firewall will let those connections through.
Lastly, if you're still having issues with uTorrent, open up the program and go to Preferences > Advanced > Disk Cache and check the bottom two boxes that disable Windows caching of disk writes and disk reads. This should help with the hard drive speeds and overloading.
If you've been having trouble with uTorrent since your upgrade to Windows 7—or any other application, for that matter—let's hear about it in the comments.
Fix For uTorrent In Windows 7 [AddictiveTips]