µTorrent is a very popular Bit Torrent client for windows and is completely free. Generally all the features present in other Bit torrent clients are also available in µTorrent including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT which is also compatible with Bit Comet.

The µTorrent also supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification, which is compatible with Azureus and above, Bit Comet 0.63 and above. It additionally supports peer exchange as well. µTorrent is not cumbersome in size using only 6 MB of memory. This ensures that it is easy on the resources of the system and lets other programs run smoothly. The program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size. Being a standalone application it also does not require installation and can be used from the USB drive.

A user simply has to copy the settings and torrent files located in ‘µ Torrent’ folder in the ‘Application Data’ folder on to the USB in the system. Then the user needs to place it in the same directory as the exe. For accessing the ‘µ Torrent’ folder on the system a user simply needs to type ‘%appdata% µ torrent’ in the command line of Windows.

The additional features included in µ Torrent are various parallel downloads with multi tracker support, bandwidth scheduler which can be configured with upload and download speeds, speed limiting at both global and torrent levels, resuming of interrupted transfers, trackerless support etc. It also has an integrated RSS downloader and supports super-seeding mod. Selective downloading is also supported.

µ Torrent works well with most window versions such as Windows 95 (Winsock2), 98/ME, NT/2000, XP, 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.but the Windows 95 users need to install the Winsock2 Update for the µTorrent to work efficiently.

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