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Upload bandwidth low compared to other OS

fafhrd

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I've been prepared to blame my ISP for my poor upload speeds, but today I realised it is only Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (my main OS) that is having the problems. Linux Mint, and an old Windows 8 CP Windows To Go USB stick both achieve the upload and download speeds expected on the same laptop. I've tried a range of browsers, and they are all similar in the same OS environment. I have tested with several different speed testers, but I'll illustrate this with ThinkBroadBand's speed test.

What I should get is up to 80Mbps download and uploads up to 20Mbps.

Under Windows 8 Pro with Media Center I get this:
Capture.PNGvery low upload speeds about 1% expected, good download rate dropping off when the connection is saturated

Linux mint:
Capture9.PNGconsistently good rates especially under high throughput connections

Windows 8 CP To Go:
Capture7.PNG generally high rates, but uploads drop off under higher throuput

Does anyone know how to change the characteristics to improve my Windows 8 performance?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

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