How to force Windows 8 to use 100% of your bandwidth and prevent bandwidth limiting

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For those that don't know, there is a setting called "Limit reservable bandwidth" which can be edited in your Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 8. This feature limits the system to 80% of the bandwidth of a connection. Normally, this setting is set to "Not Configured" but sometimes configuring this setting will improve your download speed. Try it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

How to force windows 8 to use 100% of your bandwidth and prevent bandwidth limiting - onmsft. Com - december 3, 2012

  • Hit the Win Key + Q and search for gpedit.msc
  • Open gpedit.msc
  • The Local Group Policy Editor will launch. Under Computer Configuration, select Administrative Templates. From there, select Network, and then select QoS Packet Scheduler
  • Double click on Limit reservable bandwidth and enter 0%
  • Save and reboot

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