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May 23, 2008

How to Download Torrent

This will teach you how to use and download a torrent file.


  1. Find a torrent program that will suit your needs, two choices are uTorrent and Azureus. There are plenty of others available though.
  2. Follow the instructions on downloading and installing the said client.
  3. Go to a torrent site and search for a file you want to download (IsoHunt is an example). You can however search on Google for many more.
  4. Once you have found the desired file on the torrent site, click the "Download This Torrent" (or however they word it). Usually, the web browser's file download manager will ask what to do with this file. You want to open the file with your torrent program.
  5. If it doesn't open that way, just save the .Torrent file to an easy to locate place. Then open your torrent client and use the "Open Torrent" feature.
  6. The download will start automatically. You may now go and do something to pass the time, because torrents do not require much intervention on your part.
  7. After the file is downloaded, leave it open in the program to share with other people who are also trying to get the same file out of respect. This way the P2P community stays alive.

  • If the download isn't complete when you need to turn the PC off, just exit your torrent client and turn off the PC. Most torrent programs start the download process automatically when you restart them. If not, then there should be an option to start downloading, by either right clicking on the file and choose "Start" or a button somewhere in the program.
  • There are other torrent clients (programs) that can be used, do research these also. The most popular torrent programs are uTorrent and Azureus.
  • When looking for torrent files, try to find ones with plenty of Seeders.
  • Seeders: People who have file complete and are sharing.
  • Leechers: People who are downloading and have some of the file for sharing, but not all of it.
  • Torrents are an excellent way to get the latest games, movies or music.

  • Downloading torrents can slow your computer down depending it's processor speed(2.2Ghz CPU good speed), HD(76000 RPM SATA good speed ), and RAM(2 slots 512MB DDR1 400Mhz at Least).
  • Be careful not to get caught when downloading copyright protected software/music. There is a program which blocks certain IP addresses from communicating with your computer, PeerGuardian. Found at: phoenixlabs.org/pg2.
  • Keep your anti-virus program and its definitions fully up-to-date, downloaded software from 'sharing' sources is high risk for infections.
  • It can slow down your internet connection when downloading. Most Bittorrent programs have a setting where you can adjust how fast you Download/Upload.

Download Torrents - wikiHow

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