Fix uTorrent (And Other Application) Quirks In Windows 7

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]


Comments

    For some reason the newest utorrent on windows 7 has some driver conflict with any one part of my hardware and causes my pc clock to run erratically.

    I have no idea why but it is really annoying.

    Or alternatively, just turn off UAC.
    We have found UAC interfers with many programs operating (especially on our Win7 64-bit builds).
    The simplest solution was to just turn off UAC (via GPO or even a script to add the regkey - google for UAC registry key).

    Looks like the cracks are starting to appear in your precious.

    I use XP but often if i wake up and check my pc and left utorrent on, it seems that either, or both my mouse, and keyboard are deactivated, and clock are set back in time. I am assuming it is a back door hacker using a software to take over mouse and keyboard. This morning my clock was 2 hours back which is how i got to this forum searching for that using the search term 'hacker turned my pc clock back'
    i believe (paranoid?) that some torrents have a backdoor program. I support this theory with the fact that every time my mouse control is stolen or deactivated or my clock changes, the following processes start (despute zone alarm blocking them) 1. alg.exe 2.wmipsrve.exe , 3. fnp licencing service.exe (adobe) and spoolsv.exe (printer) - i believe that hackers turn clock back to view your past and spy on your activities and this is why mouse is deactivated.

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