How to Enable More Simultaneous Downloads in IE 8

To do so, follow the next steps:

1. Start Registry Editor.
2. Locate the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMAINFeatureControlFEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPERSERVER

3. If it doesn’t exist, 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: By setting the value to 10, you increase the connection limit to 10.

4. Locate the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMAINFeatureControlFEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPER1_0SERVER

5. If it doesn’t exist, 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: Again, by setting the value to 10, you increase the connection limit to 10.

6. Exit Registry Editor.

Internet Explorer 8 should now be able to download up to 10 simultaneous files.

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