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Background Intelligent Transfer Service Version 1.5 (Client Component)

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  • Version: 1.5
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

BITS is a system service that applications can use to transfer files asynchronously between a client and an HTTP server.

  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a Windows component that asynchronously transfers files in the foreground or background, throttles the transfers to preserve the responsiveness of other network applications, and will automatically resume file transfers when a computer is restarted and a network connection is re-established.


Status: Live

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bits_v15_client_setup.exe791cbe0311e56b2907776788cbbe27ab2d55ae82924 KB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP

  • Installation of BITS 1.5 Client is supported on Windows 2000, Windows 2000 SP1, Windows 2000 SP2, Windows 2000 SP3 or Windows 2000 SP4. This installation is also supported on Windows XP or Windows XP SP1.

Installation Instructions

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