Increase ur b/w in XP

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This tweak improves ur b/w in windows....

Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth Here's how to Get it back

A nice little tweak for XP. Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..)

Here's how to get it back:

Click Start-->Run-->type "gpedit.msc" without the "

This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Network-->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable Bandwidth

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab :

"By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."

So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO.

This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Nice tip. :P
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ever_thus's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2007
I'm a nervous type. This tweak sounds great, but are there any catches?
einfoway's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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That was cool Tip Thanks
hanleyhansen's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2008
Pro contributor
Awesome Tweak!!!