You have a laptop with a good internet connection. Your connectivity speed may be 1 – 3 Mbps but still you will feel that internet or download speed is low . All you need is to know this first . Your Windows OS (XP , Vista , 7 and 8) has an allocated speed of 20 to 50 % from your Internet connection for Windows Update and other services.
This 20% will look smaller but this will affect the internet speed of your PC or laptop . To disable or delete the allocated speed we have a good old technique. For this follow the steps listed below. Also , deleting or removing this allocation will not affect Windows Update or other services connected to it.
Following methods are applicable for Windows OS only.
1. Open the Start Menu and type as system.ini ( for Windows 7 and 8 users). If you have XP then search system.ini in your Search option.
2. In the notepad that gets opened type the following at the end
3. Save the System.ini file and restart the computer.
4. You will notice a change in your Internet Speed.
Method II ( Alternate method )
1. Open the Start Menu and select Run option
2. In the Run command , type gpedit.msc
3. Local Group Policy Editor will be opened and now select Administrative Templates in Computer Configuration list .
4. Now select Network option and then click Qos Packet Scheduler
5. Double click on limit reservable bandwidth
6.If disabled or not configured leave as it is . If Enabled , put the value for Bandwidth limit as 0
7. Apply the changes and restart the PC
8. Feel the difference of your Internet Speed
* Method II is most widely used as it is very effective
* Changes made in the above options will not affect your Windows Operation.
* Guarantee for change in Internet Speed cannot be given . However the method will make some improvements in Internet Speed.
Watch the video below (Method II is shot in the video)