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Icons pinned to taskbar slows internet speed

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    Win 8.1 pro / win 8.1

    Icons pinned to taskbar slows internet speed


    I use start 8 on both my windows 8.1 desktop and my tablet. My internet speeds were okay, but I wanted more. Based on the speed tests that I ran, it appeared to me that I was on Comcast's performance starter getting download speeds of 7.37mbps and uploads of 15.65. So I called Comcast to see about an upgrade. The tech that I spoke with stated that I already had the faster that they offer. He asked me how many icons did I have near the start button, I had 5, he told me to unpin them from the taskbar and my speeds went to DL - 57.48, the upload stayed pretty much the same 15.64. Just thought that I would pass this on. I don't know if this works for any other provider.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Say whaaaat? This is sure a new one on me. Maybe someone else can explain how this possibly could impact download speed. What were the shortcuts for? Anything dealing with the network?
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    Win 8.1 pro / win 8.1


    None of them had anything to do with the internet, but it worked.
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Icons pinned to taskbar slows internet speed
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