Microsoft Hogs 20% Of Your Bandwidth ?

Dukes Mangola

Read this on another site, and following the steps mentioned, it does seem like MS uses your own bandwidth for whatever it is they do :angry: :

Windows XP uses 20% of your bandwidth !

Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..) LOL

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%.
Works on XP Pro and 2000.[/b]
truebut old news
false It has been discussed before and is pretty old . It doesnt hog ur 20% bandwith its just crap . I wont be going in more details bcoz this has been discused here before so just google for more info
Ya! You can Disable windows update and happily forget the 20% bandwidth problem!!!Allright It's easier and more efficient to just disable the "QOS Packet Scheduler" in the networking properties for your NICIf you are so much concerned!
And it isnt even related to windowsupdate :lol😀ukesMagnola, that info led people to cry wolf, all for nothing.Its meaningless rumour, google for the truth.