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19 Jul 2010   #1

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Windows 7 stealing bandwidth?

Hi fellows.

Just wonder if anyone know about this issue?
I remember that XP had a function that you could turn off, It took about 20% of the connection speed for some reason.

Anyone know if its the same with Windows 7?
I think I recall something about it, but Im not sure.

Appreciate your help!

//Regards, Masterbrain


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19 Jul 2010   #2

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19 Jul 2010   #3

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Thank you
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19 Jul 2010   #4

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19 Jul 2010   #5

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I would not try to change that. Windows uses that reserved bandwidth only when an application really needs it. Other times you have full 100% of your bandwidth available.

Changing that can cause problems with for instance Windows Update, voice & video IM's, VoIP's and so on.
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19 Jul 2010   #6

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Not sure about other apps but Windows Updates is affected big time as it takes ages to download the updates even if your internet speed is good.
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20 Jul 2010   #7

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I would not try to change that. Windows uses that reserved bandwidth only when an application really needs it. Other times you have full 100% of your bandwidth available.

Changing that can cause problems with for instance Windows Update, voice & video IM's, VoIP's and so on.
I wonder, I had some problems before with Skype.
They didnt hear me and i could hear them.
Could that be the problem?
I think I did inactivate that last time I used Windows 7, just did a reinstall recently due a virus attack.
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20 Jul 2010   #8

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Skype does not need very much bandwidth when video is not used, so I doubt it. It's impossible to say now what your Skype problem was. Wrong recording device chosen in Skype settings, for instance, would cause the issue you described.

All applications sending and / or receiving audio and video belong to those that use this reserved bandwidth. If it's not available, for instance because you are downloading something, application still mostly works using bandwidth which is available. My recommendation is that if you have an VoIP application you use regularly, or if you do video chat often, leave this as it is, to be sure. Especially if your connection is not very fast.
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