Windows 8 Preview with Developer Tools download not 4.8 GB only 880MB


    1. Not sure what's up with this specific download it, it completes with only 880MB vs. actual 4.8 GB.

    Without the developer tools, it downloads the proper 3.6GB.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:12 PM

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  • This is an easy one.

    Apparently where you were attempting to store it was formatted in Fat32, NOT NTFS.

    This situation is this: FAT32 only supports file sizes up to 4GB - 1 byte.

    So when you began transfering it, it reached the max size, discarded it and completed the transger with the remaining...


    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:23 PM
  • That's not the Case.

    It's my C: drive, that is formatted as NTFS.  It actually only gets to 880MB in the temp file.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 6:25 PM
  • If you're using a browser to download it, use a download manager instead. They can be more reliable with large files.

    Free Download Manager is a popular one:



    Monday, September 19, 2011 6:33 PM