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New Windows 8.1 PC, getting low DL and UL speeds

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    New Windows 8.1 PC, getting low DL and UL speeds

    I just bought a new PC (Lenovo Ideapad Y510p, Windows 8.1 home edition), and noticed that my download speeds have dramatically decreased. On my previous HP laptop running Windows 7, I was getting DL speeds of ~50Mbps, but now it is down to ~15Mbps. No difference in the router/location of the computer, and it doesn't matter whether I'm using wifi or an ethernet cable. I've already tried manually updating drivers (Intel wireless-N 7260), flushing dns, changing wireless configuration settings, adding in a registry key to disable bandwidth reserving, and disabling my antivirus (symantec). I checked and there are no background processes taking up bandwidth, and I've uninstalled pretty much every app already.

    I've been reading around these and other forums and it seems like a somewhat common problem with Windows 8 PCs, but unfortunately none of the solutions that I've seen so far have worked. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Hi arumbar and welcome to Eight forums,
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New Windows 8.1 PC, getting low DL and UL speeds

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