Sunday, October 26, 2014

Disable All Windows 8.1 Automatic/Background Updates and Get Maximum Internet Speed

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Why sharing your bandwidth with dumb windows? Hell no, we won’t, we will disable every single background or automatic updates to get the maximum internet speed. Also the vast majority of internet users still use limited bandwidth and sharing bandwidth for some worthless updates isn't a good move. Although it’s officially recommended to enable updates but we will move on! :D Let’s begin with the simplest and well known method.

Disable All Windows 8.1 Automatic/Background Updates and Get Maximum Internet Speed

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1. Disable Windows Automatic updates:

Open Control Panel from your Start screen or right click on the Start button to select Control Panel, then navigate to “System and Security > Windows Update ” now from the left pane, click on ‘Change Settings’ and choose ‘Never check for updates (not recommended)’ from the drop down menu. Press OK and you have successfully disabled Automatic updates of windows 8.1.

Disable Windows 8.1 automatic updates.

2. Speed up to 80% internet speed on Windows 8.1:

Do you know that Windows 8.1 reserves 80% of your internet speed for some crappy stealth updates? I guess so. Now it’s time to break the rules. Claim your full internet speed!

Speed up your internet speed up to 80% using Local Group Policy Editor:

Right Click on start button and select ‘Run’ or you can simply press “Windows key + R” to open the Run command box. Now write down ‘gpedit.msc’ in the command box (without the quotation marks) and hit enter to open ‘Local Group Policy Editor’.

Now click on ‘Administrative Templates’ which is under ‘Computer Configuration’ and then you will see some options at the right side pane. Now navigate to ‘Network > QoS Packet Scheduler > Limit reservable bandwidth.

Double click on ‘Limit reservable bandwidth’ and a popup window will open. Now select Enabled and replace 80 with 0 in the Bandwidth limit (%) box. Press OK to save your settings.

Speed up your internet speed up to 80% using Local Group Policy Editor

Now you have it!

Speed up your internet speed up to 80% using Registry Editor:

Local Group Policy Editor isn’t available on some Windows 8.1 versions. So, if you are running one of them, you should follow this method to gain your full internet speed.

Open Run by pressing Windows key+ R and type ‘regedit’ (without the quotation marks) in the command box and hit enter to open Registry Editor.

Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\ and Click on ‘Psched’. Then double click on ‘NonBestEffortLimit’ from the right side pane and a popup window will show up. Now set the Value data to 0 and press OK to save it.

Speed up your internet speed up to 80% using Registry Editor

3. Disable Some Unnecessary Services:

Some unnecessary services eats up your bandwidth and slows your internet down. So, I have listed up some services that you should set to manual to stop the bandwidth loss.

Open Run and type ‘services.msc’ (without the quotation marks) and hit enter to open Services now set the following services to manual. Right click on the services and open properties then change ‘Startup type’ to Manual.

Distributed Link Tracking Client, Offline Files, Performance Logs & Alerts, Program Compatibility Assistant Service, Secondary Logon and Windows Error Reporting Service

Disable Some Unnecessary Services

#Some other tips to keep your internet speed as fast as possible:

Reset WinSock: Whenever you get some time, Reset WinSock to boost up your internet speed. Right Click on the start menu or press ‘Windows key + x’ to open Windows Tools Menu and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

Now type ‘netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt’ (without the quotation marks) to reset WinSock.

Restart your computer and you have done it!