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Increase Bandwidth By 20%

Are you aware that Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth? However there is a way you can get it back. Here's how: Open the "Start" menu and click on "Run"

In the "Run" window, type: gpedit.msc and click on "OK"

A "Group Policy Editor" window will open. There, navigate to: Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates \Network\QOS Packet Scheduler In the right pane of the window, double click "Limit reservable bandwidth".

Within "Limit reservable bandwidth Properties" window, under the "Setting" tab you will notice that by default it is set on "Not configured"

If you click on the "Explain" tab next to the "Setting" tab, you will see the reason behind it.

So go back to the "Setting" tab and click on "Enabled". You will notice that the "Bandwidth limit (%)" ia slready set to 20. (which means the system is using upto 20% of your bandwidth)

You can set that "Bandwidth limit (%)" to 0 (zero). Click on "Apply" and "OK"

So finally, you land with 20% more of bandwidth!


Great it works for me!! Thanx a tonne

on typing gpedit.msc in run window a message is appearing that cannot locate the windows component, make sure type the name correctly or locate the component through search option. can you help me in following a different process to increase my bandwidth

Are you using Win XP Home?
If yes, then the group policy editor (gpedit.msc) is not available in XP/Vista - Home.
However, not to worry there. You can solve this issue by downloading the following files:


Once done, copy and paste these 7 files in:

Now download these files:


Once done, copy and paste these 3 files in:
C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Adm (if this directory does not exist create it)

Now close all the windows, go to "Start" followed by "Run" and in the Run window, type each of the following commands, given below, and for every command, click "OK"

regsvr32 Gpedit.dll
regsvr32 fde.dll
regsvr32 gptext.dll
regsvr32 appmgr.dll
regsvr32 fdeploy.dll

This would install the management strategy for Windows XP/Vista Home.
Now you can open the Run window and type: gpedit.msc This would open the group policy editor.

Hope it helps :)

Hi, I use XP-home. And in the first stage of downloading the first 7 files, i couldn't find the right download for the "gpedit.msc" file. Could you possibly give me a link that could assist me in getting that file. I can do the rest after that.

You can download gpedit.msc for win xp - home from here:

when i am clicking QOS Packet Scheduler no right panel opens..why?? i am using xp pro..

oh sorry...my mistake...jjust found it

Hi, I'm using Windows 7. On typing gpedit.msc it says not found, make sure you type the correct name. Please help. Thanks.

I assume that you using the Home Premium edition of win 7? Because gpedit.msc is only in the Ultimate, Professional and Enterprise editions, not in the Home Premium or Basic editions.

give us tuitorial for windows 7 coz u cant see that option for enabling

As we commented above, if its the Home Premium edition of Windows 7, you won't see the option gpedit.msc, because its not there.
However if its the other edition, this is what you need to do:
click "start+R". In thr 'Run' dialog box, type: "gpedit.msc" (without quotes) and click on "ok".
In the policy editor window, scroll down to the last option "All Settings". In the right side of the window, locate "Limit the bandwidth of Audio and video", double click on it, and disable it by clicking on the "disable" radio button.
Next locate, "Limit the size of sent file" and disable it too.
Click on "OK" and close the window. Reboot and there should be marked improvement in the internet efficiency (your download speed and overall bandwidth performance).
Hope it helps!

hello i'm using win xp home, where can i download those files?

you can download the dll files from here:

Is it save to make changes

please im using windows 7 home and i cant open gpedit.msc should i download the same files used for the xp version above

Kindly refer our october 4th comment on top, same applies to win 7

thank you... anyone using windows 7 (whichever bit) can still use the files ur supposed to download. when u wanna copy the dll files and it ask u to overwrite and u say yes but it tells u u dont have permission, ignore and skip, those dll files are already in win7. when u get to the part where u type the stuff in run when u click ok, sometimes an error message comes ignore it and press ok. thanx

Thanks for providing that additional bit of information. We are sure, it will help all others who are trying the same with Win 7

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