[How-To] Instantiate Multiple Download Sessions in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer by default doesnt allow more than 2 download session. However, this limit can be removed by a simple registry hack. This limit is a part of the Internet Standards which prohibit multiple download simultaneously.

This post describes a simple registry hack using which you can remove the download session limit of 2 in Internet Explorer.

1.) Ensure that you bakcup your computer or registry before you attempt this hack.

Regedit allows you to edit the registry settings.

Regedit allows you to edit the registry settings.

2.) Click Start — Run. Enter regedit and press OK.

3.) Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Internet Settings.

Create a New DWORD Value

Regedit: Create a New DWORD Value

4.) Click on Edit | New | DWORD Value . Name the DWORD as MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server

5.) Double click on the newly created value and enter the value data as 5. Set the base value as Decimal.

6.) Again, click Edit | New | DWORD Value to create another Value and name is as MaxConnectionsPerServer .

7.) Double click on the newly created value and enter the Value Data as 5 and base value as Decimal.

8.) Close the registry editor.

The above hack will allow you to increase the number of simultaneous downloads in Internet Explorer to 5. However, Microsoft doesn’t recommend this change as it conflicts certain standard procedures.

Also Read: Why does Windows have a registry?

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