How to Boost Internet Speed in Windows 10 by 80%


You may not know it but after installing or upgrading to Windows 10, your Internet bandwidth will start dropping away. And that means it is stealing your Internet speed.  Though turning off automatic Updates to increase Internet speed could be a start but in this article, we shall be looking at how to boost internet speed in Windows 10 by 80 percent.

Microsoft has been offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for genuine Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users from the launching date and there are 2.4 millions of active users available worldwide.

Handling millions of downloading simultaneously is not an easy task. If your computer is running on Windows 10, then it is been used as part of a peer-to-peer system to provide a quicker software update. Each person circulates a little bit of the data across several computer systems and assists everyone to obtain updates quickly. And this is why every one doesn’t get the Windows 10 update at the same time.


For those using Etisalat Nigeria to browse with Tweakware, you can also use this to boost your internet speed on Windows 10 since the Bandwidth tends to drop after attaining allowable threshold and Etisalat starts throttling the internet speed.

Below are the ways to to boost your internet speed in Windows 10 but before you begin, visit on and check your present internet connection speed.

Turn Off Windows Update

Receiving Windows update is enabled by default in Windows 10 Home and Pro edition. To turn it off, just follow the below path in order to increase Internet speed in Windows 10.

Click on Start button and navigate to Settings >> Update & Security >> Advanced options >> Choose how updates are delivered.

Windows 10 update off

Simply turn off the Windows update in here by clicking on the button as shown above. That’s it.

Turn Off Reserved Bandwidth

Probably you don’t know that Windows 10 reserves 80% of your Internet connection’s bandwidth for the operating system, and the applications installed on it. I think not many users are aware of this. Just turn it off to increase Internet speed in Windows 10 by 80% using the procedure below.

  1. Open Run command by pressing Start+R button.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and hit enter to open Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Here navigate to Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Network >> QoS Packet Scheduler >> Limit reservable bandwidth and open it.

    Here you will see a message like:

    If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the system uses the default value of 80 percent of the connection.


  4. Now click on the Enabled button and change the bandwidth limit 80 to 0. Apply it and click OK.
  5. Done!

Now you are able to use the 100% bandwidth of your internet connection. Apply these two methods to increase Internet speed in Windows 10. You may want to visit on and check your final internet connection speed.


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