Yesterday, I (half) jokingly asked where the torrent for the download of Visual Studio 2005 is. Today, after about 12 hours of downloading, with one "Interrupted" download, two Burned DVDs, and about four attempts to install (it will not install SQL Express 2005 :( One of the files seems to have a CRC mismatch ) I can safely request some enhancements to the Download Manager.
The first wouldn't even be an enhancement to the download manager itself, but a CRC check tool to make sure the download is good.
The second would be that the download manager could ensure the integrity of the file as it comes across, and correct errors if it detects them.
With these GB, and multi GB downloads, it's really necessary to avoid lengthy wasted downloads. I'm reattempting my download now to make sure the ISO isn't corrupt (which is my first guess because nobody else is screaming about failed installs...)
Notes: This is Standard, not Team System. Used Nero and DVDBurn from the Windows XP Resource Kit. Also trying to read the ISO with the Virtual CD Control Panel stuff from MS.