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I dont believe you can. Downloading more than 2 will make the downloads go terribly slow, even on broadband. If you really want to download multiple things than try and download manager. I reccommend GetRight, get it at http://www.getright.com/.
 

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I recently had to reformat my hard drive. Prior to that, I was able to download 4 files at a time. Since the reformat, the downloading has decreased to 2, and I would like to to go back to 4 or more. Now, I know that more than 2 is a possibility, it's just a matter of discovering what changed.
 

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So what happens when you try to download more than two? Do you get a message? Is it a specific site that you're downloading from ? Internet Explorer isn't limiting you to 2 .....

Who do you use as an internet service provider and is it dialup, DSL or cable?
 

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Are you downloading from the same site as before when you could get 4 at a time? Some sites restrict you to two downloads at once. Thats their way of getting you to join. ( spend a few bucks)
 

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What happens when I try to download more than 2 is that I have to wait until the download is finished before I can start another one. This was not the case prior to the reformat of my hard drive recently.
 

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yeah that's true. I know that IE has a limit on how many downloads it will if it takes too long though. Bob had a way, did you follow that?

Also I would also recommend a file downloader like GetRight. The reason being is that if you are downloading a big file and your computer loses connection or something happened to your downloading file, GetRight will resume the download. IE will have to start from the beginning. Plus you can do as many as you tell it to.
 

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If I could do 4 downloads at a time prior to reformat, why would I not be able to do it again? Bob's suggestion was to go into regedit and locate a certain string, but it's not a string that's in XP. There is not "Max" anything. I'm real hesitant without specific instructions, on making any changes in my registry. That can spell another reformat.
 
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