SilverVenom57
2006-09-23T01:06:47Z
The Windows XP OS reserves 20% of your bandwidth for its own purposes like Windows Update. So to liberate this bandwidth:

1. Go to Start>Run. Then type "gpedit.msc", w/o quotes.

2. Click "Local Computer Policy", then "Computer Configuration", then "Administrative Templates", then "Network", then "QOS Packet Scheduler", and then double click on "Limit Reservable Bandwidth". (that was a lot of "thens")

3. Click on "Enable reservable bandwidth", then set from 20% to 0%.

4. Restart your computer and enjoy.
xtremeskier97
2006-09-23T01:13:57Z
Only in Pro. gpedit.msc doesnt exist in Home.

And if you have to ENABLE it to set it to 0%...then it wasnt ENABLED in the first place.

I dont see this helping at all.

"There have been claims in various published technical articles and newsgroup postings that Windows XP always reserves 20 percent of the available bandwidth for QoS. These claims are incorrect. The information in the Clarification about QoS in end computers that are Running Windows XP section correctly describes the behavior of Windows XP systems.

http://support.microsoft.com/d...?scid=kb;EN-US;q316666 "
SilverVenom57
2006-09-23T01:18:55Z
Good point on the Home vs. Pro. As for setting it to the "ON" position. If when it is "off" before, and you go to the "explain" tab it says that 20% is being reserved by default.
xtremeskier97
2006-09-23T01:23:30Z
And BTW...I got that from here

http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/3113

Bottom line..you wont see a difference.

**EDIT** Someone in that link above gave a good point. It would be easier just to uninstall QoS in the properties of your network adapter than to go through all that. But either way...you wont see a difference.
SilverVenom57
2006-09-25T19:59:27Z
Only time i've seen a difference, is that the windows updates download much faster, and that my download speed went up ~3kbps. I agree, almost nothing to even look at, but hey, it's there.
Computwiz
2006-12-05T13:16:51Z
what does it actully do, does it speed up download time, or speed up surfing??
xtremeskier97
2006-12-05T14:36:30Z
quote:

Originally posted by: Computwiz
what does it actully do, does it speed up download time, or speed up surfing??


Nothing really.
Computwiz
2006-12-05T15:36:07Z
lol, i know that now, but whats the point doing it then
xtremeskier97
2006-12-05T15:50:58Z
quote:

Originally posted by: Computwiz
lol, i know that now, but whats the point doing it then


See previous post.
SilverVenom57
2007-01-24T14:21:42Z
Like I said above, windows updates now download a lot faster. Nice to have them download faster if your installing windows again and have a zillion updates to download. But I agree I didn't see any change in download speed, unless using a tool to measure it, and even then after averaging ~10 tests with each setting, it was only about 2.5Kbps. Small but only takes 10 seconds to do.
darkshark08
2007-06-25T04:20:59Z
Would this tweak also work for Windows Vista Home Premium?
Zack
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2007-08-06T07:37:57Z

 Didnt know that, so can it really work? Thanks for sharing anyway.

KenshinAMV
2007-08-20T18:05:25Z

Yeah this is kinda bogus, I just disabled QoS to keep my system running smoother but, most people's NIC's (network interface card) are ethernet 100/10 which means it's a 100mbit connection (no matter what modem speed, the limit on the port is 100mbit).. But how many people do you know with a 100mbit connection? Windows still lets you use 80mbits, so it shouldn't slow you down a bit, that extra 20mbit  wasn't being used anyway, this might improve people on dialup connections or something but that's about it I believe =/

trueg50
2008-03-19T14:57:59Z

 Yea, this is bogus, no way it hogs up more than 1% for itself.

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2008-03-19T18:49:16Z

 ive already seen this and from what ive heard is it will only use it if your at idle