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Since W8, slower download speed!

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    Since W8, slower download speed!


    Hello

    So, when I had Windows 7 I downloaded like 6MB/s, but since I upgraded to Windows 8 I'm only getting 2MBs! So, I searched on Google etc and I saw that Windows 8 is using 20% of your download bandwidth, or what ever it was. So, I want to turn it off by searching 'gpedit.msc', for the Group Policy Editor. But the problem is, I can't find 'gpedit.msc', I'm getting an error that it doesn't exists...

    Then I went to 'Services' and saw this: http://i.imgur.com/SYeHa.png
    The description says something like only admins can use it. (However, I am the admin?)

    I really have no idea what to do next. :/

    Thanks for the help.

    EDIT: not using a laptop btw

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  2. #2


    Do you have the correct driver for your Ethernet NIC? Windows probably installed a driver but it may not be the best driver. If you have an Intel Ethernet device, go to www.intel.com and download the correct Intel driver. Otherwise, go to the downloads for your PC Vendor or if its a custom built, the motherboard vendor and download the correct Ethernet NIC drivers.

    I get the same download speeds on both Win 7 and Win 8 with the same hardware (I have a dual boot system).
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by No Otaku View Post
    Hello

    So, when I had Windows 7 I downloaded like 6MB/s, but since I upgraded to Windows 8 I'm only getting 2MBs! So, I searched on Google etc and I saw that Windows 8 is using 20% of your download bandwidth, or what ever it was. So, I want to turn it off by searching 'gpedit.msc', for the Group Policy Editor. But the problem is, I can't find 'gpedit.msc', I'm getting an error that it doesn't exists...

    Then I went to 'Services' and saw this: http://i.imgur.com/SYeHa.png
    The description says something like only admins can use it. (However, I am the admin?)

    I really have no idea what to do next. :/

    Thanks for the help.

    EDIT: not using a laptop btw
    What are the components you are using to connect to the internet? Are you connecting via Ethernet,? wirelessly?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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