For computers that are connected to the internet, Windows will usually update itself by default which is known as Automatic Windows Update. For the internet with a broadband connection, I think it’s a good idea to always run this update to maintain security updates and so that our computers are not vulnerable to malware that destabilizes the computer.
But for those who use a dial-up connection, this automatic update can actually slow down the internet connection. Because secretly this update process can take up to 20% of the internet connection quota, by downloading the update file which causes our internet connection to be “Lambretta”. So, so that this doesn’t happen, we can restore the speed of the internet connection by reducing the bandwidth of the update process. Here are the steps:
- Click Start – Run, enter “gpedit.msc” without quotes, and a policy window will appear.
- After that select: Local Computer Policy – Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Network – QOS Packet Schedule.
- Then in the right column click Limit Reservable Bandwidth, it says Not Configured – then double click until a new display appears, Limit reservable bandwidth Properties.
- Select Enabled and lower the value to 10%, 5%, or Zero if necessary, then click OK.
This method applies equally well from Windows XP to Windows 10, it’s just that the numerical value is different. If in the past on Windows XP 20% was big, now on Windows 10 the default bandwidth is only up to 80%. But considering our computer security is also important, we can update manually.