In this article, I'll show you how to use Utorrent on Windows 10. If you've never used Utorrent, I'll walk you through the process of downloading the software and downloading your first torrent file.
I am doing this tutorial with Windows 10 but it will also work for other versions of Windows and even for Mac.
how to use utorrent
Before starting this tutorial, know that I have already made a video on the subject on my DollarTechClub YouTube channel. So if you prefer the video format, you will find explanations just below.
Step 1: Download and Install Utorrent
The first thing you are going to need is the Utorrent software which will allow you to download your torrents.
Go to the Utorrent download page. Scroll down to "Utorrent Classic" then click on the green button to download the Utorrent software installation file.UTorrent download button
Once the file is downloaded, double click on it. Click "Next" to be able to install the software on your computer. Be careful to decline or deselect the additional software that it will offer you to install.
utorrent installation file
Once the software is installed you can open it, but at this time we will not be using it. Before downloading our torrents with Utorrent, we will take the second step to anonymize our downloads.
Step 2: Anonymize our downloads
To fight against illegal downloads, there is Hadopi. It's a bit like the police on Internet downloads. They detect torrent downloads and send you warning letters, or worse, can cut your internet connection.
By using PureVPN we are going to be able to be undetectable. This software (application included) costs around ten euros per month and will allow you to download safely without getting caught by Hadopi.
Go to the PureVPN download page. Take a license then download their software (you will receive an email with the link and your identifiers).
As with uTorrent, download the PureVPN installer file and run it to install the VPN on your computer.
Once it's installed, launch the software and log in with the credentials you received by email. You arrive on an interface like this:
p2p purevpn mode selection
Click on "File sharing" mode then select a country other than France, for example Belgium.
vpn connection in progress
This mode will allow you to make P2P (Peer to Peer, technology used for downloading torrents) anonymous. Even your Internet service provider will not be able to see what you download when you activate this mode!
Once you are connected your IP address will have changed and will be Belgian. Hadopi will no longer be able to trace you.
We will be able to move on to the most interesting step: downloading torrent using uTorrent.
Step 3: Find a torrent file to download
There are several sites that list torrent files for movies, series, music, etc. such as The Pirate Bay, YGG Torrent, or Torrent9.
Here is a list of some of these sites:
The Pirate Bay
There you can search for the name of whatever you are looking for, such as a movie or software, to find a torrent file.
For the example, I'll just download a torrent file from the Audacity audio editing software.
Step 4: Start torrent download with uTorrent
Once the torrent file of your choice has been downloaded, we will be able to open it with Utorrent. To do this, double click on the downloaded file or right click> Open with Utorrent.
Click on Ok utorrent
On the left you will be able to see in which folder of your computer the file will be saved and under what name.
On the right you will be able to see the detail of the content of the torrent that you are going to download as well as the weight.
Click "Ok" to start the download.
After a few minutes the download will start. You will be able to see the download progress directly on the uTorrent interface, as in this image:
utorrent download progress
Sometimes, the download does not start. In this case, your file does not work. You will then have to redo step 3 to find a new file that works.
When the file progress bar has reached 100%, verify that the downloaded file is on your computer and is working.