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Use bitsadmin to download via the command line on Windows 7 (8?)

Download via the command line on Windows 7

If you want to test your connection or have some other reason to use the command line to download a file, this is how.

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Open cmd.exe and use this format:

bitsadmin /transfer debjob /download /priority normal D:\Users\[Username]\Downloads\debian-live-8.7.1-i386-xfce-desktop.iso

You should get something like this:


You can view the current download rate and file size. When the download is complete see your Downloads folder for the file.


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commented Jul 7, 2019


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