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Since W8, slower download speed!


No Otaku

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#1
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

fireberd

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#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).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
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    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

znod

New Member
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2,156
#3
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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner