Have you ever noticed that when your windows 10 running laptop is on your internet speed rapidly goes down. Well, you are not alone. Microsoft tweaked Windows 10 to reserve 20% of the internet speed from your network after establishing connection to your network.
In this article we are going to present the best methods to insure that Windows 10 will only use the bandwidth that it needs and have minimal effects on your connection:
The first thing that Microsoft added with the Windows 10 upgrade is that it allowed computers on the same network to exchange updates to reduce the load on Microsoft servers. In order to disable your computer sending updates to other computers follow these steps:
- Open start menu or press on Windows logo on your keyboard.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Update & Security.
- Click on Advanced options.
- Click on Choose how my updates are delivered.
- Flip the switch to Off.
This will reduce the traffic in your network due to the size of each update and due to the fact that when something is uploading on your network it affects the download speed.
The second method is going to release the reserved internet bandwidth that Microsoft normally reserves to increase the performance of Windows 10 applications. But if you are not using it then you don’t need it.
- Head to the search bar next to the windows logo (Start menu button) and type “Run” or just hit on Windows sign + R using your keyboard.
- Open run app and type “gpedit.msc” then hit enter.
- Go to Administrative Template -> Network -> QoS Packet Scheduler.
- Right click on Limit reservable bandwidth, and click on Edit.
- Change the “Bandwidth limit (%)” from 80% or 20% to 0%.
This will free the reserved internet bandwidth that is taken by Windows 10 and most of the time isn’t used.