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[Trick] Speed Up Internet 20% Faster by Disabling Reserved Bandwidth [All Windows Versions]



In all versions of Microsoft Windows, they reserve 20% of your total available bandwidth for their own purposes like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC etc.

But you can remove the hold and can get that reserve area back to enjoy full bandwidth and speed of your internet connection. However this is not recommended to disable this feature but users with slow internet connection who never use Windows Updates feature can disable the reserve bandwidth easily.

This works on all version of Microsoft Windows:

Click Start then Run and type “gpedit.msc” without quotes. This opens the Local group policy editor.

From left navigation pane, go to:


Local Computer Policy –> Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Network –> QOS Packet Scheduler –> Limit Reservable Bandwidth.

From the right window page, double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth.

Speed up Internet in Windows

It will say it is not configured, but the truth is the Packet Scheduler still reserves the 20% of the total bandwidth.

But you can use this setting to override the default.

Disabling Reserved Bandwidth in Windows

So the trick is to ENABLE Reservable bandwidth. As soon as you set it to Enable,  you’ll notice the bandwidth is already set to 20 by default, just set it to ZERO and apply the settings.


This will allow the system to reserve nothing, and gives your applications 100% bandwidth.