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Offline SilverVenom57  
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2006 1:06:47 AM(UTC)
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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.
Offline xtremeskier97  
#2 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2006 1:13:57 AM(UTC)
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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 "
Offline SilverVenom57  
#3 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2006 1:18:55 AM(UTC)
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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.
Offline xtremeskier97  
#4 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2006 1:23:30 AM(UTC)
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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.
Offline SilverVenom57  
#5 Posted : Monday, September 25, 2006 7:59:27 PM(UTC)
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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.
Offline Computwiz  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, December 5, 2006 1:16:51 PM(UTC)
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what does it actully do, does it speed up download time, or speed up surfing??
Offline xtremeskier97  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, December 5, 2006 2:36:30 PM(UTC)
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Originally posted by: Computwiz
what does it actully do, does it speed up download time, or speed up surfing??


Nothing really.
Offline Computwiz  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, December 5, 2006 3:36:07 PM(UTC)
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lol, i know that now, but whats the point doing it then
Offline xtremeskier97  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, December 5, 2006 3:50:58 PM(UTC)
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Originally posted by: Computwiz
lol, i know that now, but whats the point doing it then


See previous post.
Offline SilverVenom57  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, January 24, 2007 2:21:42 PM(UTC)
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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.
Offline darkshark08  
#11 Posted : Monday, June 25, 2007 4:20:59 AM(UTC)
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Would this tweak also work for Windows Vista Home Premium?
Offline Zack  
#12 Posted : Monday, August 6, 2007 7:37:57 AM(UTC)
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 Didnt know that, so can it really work? Thanks for sharing anyway.

Offline KenshinAMV  
#13 Posted : Monday, August 20, 2007 6:05:25 PM(UTC)
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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 =/

Offline trueg50  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:57:59 PM(UTC)
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 Yea, this is bogus, no way it hogs up more than 1% for itself.

Offline frg1  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2008 6:49:16 PM(UTC)
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 ive already seen this and from what ive heard is it will only use it if your at idle

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