Hey, I wasn't quite sure where to put this, as this isn't really an idea, conspiracy, or theory, but rather something that could potentially help
you out on this website and the rest of the internet. However, I take no credit for this, and found it in a video on youtube which can be found
thanks to SC Tutorials.
But if you don't want to watch the video, I will outline the process here.
Now, as the title suggests, microsoft reserves 20% of your internet bandwidth through their workgroup network for things such as autoupdates. Now,
this is relatively useless to me as I never update my windows (for certain reasons
) and would like the full use of the internet bandwidth I pay for to load pages faster, etc.
So, here is how it goes:
1. Press start, and go to run (or vista users, go to the "start search" area)
2. Type in "gpedit.msc" without the quotations and press enter. It will take you to the windows Group Policy Editor.
3. In the side menu, go to the "Administrative Template" folder, and click it so it drops down into sub menus.
4. In the submenu, open the folder called "Network" which will open more submenus.
5. In the network submenu, click on the "QoS Packed Scheduler" folder. This will also drop down into a submenu, but leave it. Now, in the window
beside, there should be a "Limit reservable Bandwidth" entry. Double click it.
6. In the new menu, selected "Enabled" and change the percentage to "0" (Because we don't want to reserve any bandwidth)
7. Now, once the percentage is set to 0, hit apply and exit.
There you go, you now have more bandwidth for your own internet browsing pleasure including the ability to discover more important alternate
information here on ATS!
Now, I do not take credit for this finding what-so-ever and discovered it in the youtube Video I linked to above. Like I said, I give the credit to SC
Thanks for reading. Mods, if this is in the wrong spot, please move it. I wasn't sure where to put it, because it's not a conspiracy or anything,
but I thought it would help some Windows Users here on ATS as we are all using the internet.
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