If you use a bitTorrent program to download MP3s, music videos, and other types of files from legal BitTorrent sites, then you may have found at times that your downloads can be painfully slow. To boost your file sharing download speeds, you can use a P2P accelerator program.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the freeware program, FeyAccelerator, to give your BitTorrent downloads a boost. This small program for Windows works between your P2P program and Internet connection. It is light on system resources and supports a large selection of BitTorrent clients.

  1. On the main screen, click the box on the P2P Run field and select the BitTorrent program you use from the list. More »

A new pre-release Build of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has made its way out of Redmond and into the wild, as the service pack is advancing toward the first Beta development milestone. Windows 7 SP1 Build 7601.16556 has been leaked and is now available for download through various illegal third-party sources, including BitTorrent trackers. Microsoft has yet to confirm that Windows 7 SP1 reached a specific development milestone, release deadlines for Beta, RC and RTM Builds, or detail the evolution that the upgrade will bring to the table.

In mid-March 2010, the Redmond company did indicate that Windows 7 SP1 would be nothing more than a standard service-pack release, and a minor upgrade in this sense, and confirmed two new features impacting the virtualization stack, Microsoft RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. As it was the case with Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2, Service Pack 1 will be designed not only for Windows 7, but also for Windows Server 2008 R2. In this regard, the new RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory features will benefit Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 customers the most. More »

Just days after Office 2010 was officially released to manufacturing, the final bits of the productivity suite were leaked to torrent trackers and are now available for download in the wild from a variety of illegal third-party sources.

Microsoft announced the RTM of Office 2010 on April 15th, 2010, and indicated that the first wave of downloads was planned for this week. According to the Redmond company, the first to get the Office 2010 RTM bits would be members of its developer and IT professional networks, followed by volume customers, businesses and only then the general public.

But while, at this point in time, the specific general availability deadline of Office 2010 has yet to be announced, the latest iteration of the productivity suite has already made its way into the wild. Those that know where to look for it can already download Office 2010 RTM, as long as they are running a BitTorrent client.

According to third-party sources, the RTM build of Office 2010 is 14.0.4763.1000. Microsoft has yet to confirm the build string for the final Office 2010 bits. However, users won’t have to wait very long, as the official downloads of Office 2007’s successor are scheduled to go live in just three days. More »

An early development milestone of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has reportedly made its way into the wild, with the first taste of the leaked Build already available. When it started offering the first details related to Windows 7 SP1 in mid-March 2010, Microsoft made it clear that the first service pack for the latest Windows client and server releases would be nothing more than a standard upgrade, nothing of the magnitude of Windows XP SP2.

Of course, customers should have become used to this by now, especially after releases such as XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 and SP2. Windows 7 SP1 will also bring to the table minor updates and bug fixes released post-RTM, but this should be sufficient, as the general consensus is that Windows 7 RTM doesn’t really need an SP1 in order to be ready for adoption.

Users that choose to ignore recommendations and warnings related to illegal releases, and will take the step of jumping the gun and grabbing a leaked copy of Windows SP1 from BitTorrent trackers or warez websites will have the chance to download Build 6.1.7601.16537.amd64fre.win7.100327-0053, according to GeekSmack. Reports indicate that Windows 7 SP1 Build 6.1.7601.16537, compiled on March 27th, 2010, is a leak of the first Beta for the service pack. However, Microsoft has yet to confirm this aspect. More »

uTorrent is no doubt one of the most popular and widely used torrent clients in the world. With a wide variety of files available for download on torrents, one might go overboard when downloading files and actually cross the bandwidth usage limit set by the ISP.

There have been instances when the ISP has temporarily banned users (even on unlimited plan) or charge extra money for downloading excessively via torrents.

Luckily, the latest version of uTorrent – v2.0 has included a new feature called Transfer Cap, which helps you keep a tab on amount of data used in last 31 days. It allows you to completely stop uTorrent data transfer if cap limit is exceeded.

This is a nice addition which helps those who need to cap the bandwidth usage without having to constantly check the data transfer every other day. It is always better to set the transfer cap a bit below the limit set by the ISP so that your other browsing needs are taken care of.