One of the small, free Microsoft tools I use and like very much is Microsoft Download Manager. It is quite old, and hasn[t been updated since 2011. But because it is so simple, it works well even in the latest 20H1 prerelease Insider buillds. I am sure that it will work in in future Windows 10 releases, too. Download: Microsoft Download Manager.
The thing I like most about this tool is that MS Download Manager does not care if I sign out from Windows while there are ongoing downloads, not even if I as keen Windows Insider manage to crash Windows and get a BSOD / GSOD. Restart PC and sign in, launch MS Download Manager and it automatically continues the downloads as if nothing had happened.
Downloads can be suspended and resumed as you wish, one by one or all at the same time:
The MS Download Manager recognizes common file types. When a download is ready, an option to run it (executable) or for instance mount a downloaded ISO will appear under the Actions pull-down:
All in all, if you want a really good download manager, why not try the Microsoft Download Manager? You won’t be sorry!
Author: Kari Finn
A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.