Boost Your Internet Speed By GPEdit

by on May 11th, 2008

Boost Your Internet Speed easily with this trick. Windows uses 20% of your internet bandwidth by default! Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (for updates and interrogating your machine etc..). Here’s how to get it back.

Click Start–>Run–>and type gpedit.msc. Hit enter.
This opens the group policy editor.
Then go to:
Local Computer Policy –>Computer Configuration –>Administrative Templates –>Network –>QOS Packet Scheduler –>Limit Reservable Bandwidth

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the ‘Explain‘ tab:

“By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.”

So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%. Works on XP Pro and 2000. Enjoy your full speed internet connection.

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  1. Raja says:

    I HAD RECHED To : Local Computer Policy –>Computer Configuration –>Administrative Templates –>Network –>QOS Packet Scheduler

    After That I’m Not Finding

    –>Limit Reservable Bandwidth

    Please Help

    • vk says:

      double click on qos packet scheduler and the u will see the limit resealable bandwidth and then enable it to and set it to zero and ok …..enjoy

  2. Genderuwo says:

    how to register gpedit.msc in windows xp home edition?

  3. sanjiv says:

    It really works!! great!

  4. Hiroshi says:

    @blabla: Please follow the procedure above. It will not boost 100% internet speed but still it will add some efficiency to the internet connection.

  5. blabla says:

    I’ve got windows xp home. I put gpedit.msc but it can’t find it! what shall I do? send it to [email protected] plz. thanks

  6. nintendo master says:

    hey wouldn’t it work just the same to Uncheck the QoS Packet Scheduler service in your network adapter’s properties dialog box? I’m HIV positive that it would. lol

  7. Christopher says:

    I did it, and it works!!! Thanks. I put it at 1 though, thats only a tiny bit of bandwith for windows to use if it needs too. Thanks anyway!

  8. Hiroshi says:

    ZERO will not let the system reserve anything. All bandwidth resources free to use. Keep it 0.

  9. Christopher says:

    Should you not set it to 5% or something? Does this not restrict Windows rights?

  10. Hiroshi says:

    @Narendra: Okay yes. gpedit.msc (group policy editor) is not present for Vista home and premium edition. It does exist in Vista Pro (Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions). You have to manually edit the registry in order to change group policy settings. Please check the following post for Vista:

  11. Narendra says:

    It doesn’t work in vista.
    On typing gpedit.msc on run menu and after pressing enter windows shows an error that cannot find gpedit.msc please enter proper keyword or somthing like that.
    So tellme what can i do?

  12. Hiroshi says:

    First tell me that have u got Home premium vista or ultimate? Can u find gpedit there? home premium has no group policy editor. ultimate has got with it.

  13. Hiroshi says:

    I have not tested it yet with vista. My laptop is away. After 25 march 09 I can tell you that.

  14. shahid says:

    does this work on vista?