meouzer wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:25 pm
I'm interested in knowing whether those with Windows 10 have slow download speeds.
I got a new Windows 10 computer but almost had to return it because my download speeds
were 5-30 kbs, which is 50-300 times slower than my guaranteed rate of 1.5 mbs. Century Link
told me a lot of people have problems with Windows 10. 1.5 mbs isn't much and it can be quickly
eaten into by all those Windows 10 apps talking to their owners. As soon as I powered on the computer
and before login, the modem light would start flickering like crazy. After two months had gone by and
just by sheer luck, Century Link had to rewire the house and give me the latest modem, which fixed the
problem. But a lot of people are probably infuriated with Windows 10 if their bandwidth isn't so great
to begin with.
Yep. Our DSL speed for downloads went nearly to zero when my husband got a Windows 10 machine. We called up Verizon and complained. They checked our line and said it was fine... it had to be one of the devices using our router that was loading it down. We turned off all devices and then...one by one tried them. It was the new Windows machine. A bit of research led my husband to find it was a process called delivery optimization or some such thing that kept trying to update everything (updates from more than one place)
It is under advanced options, update delivery. Turn *off* updates from more than one place.
This thing searches the internet constantly and uses all the bandwidth even when not updating.
You can’t have it off forever if you need to update, but just know that your internet speed will be trashed until it is done. After it is finished....all night downloading, then you can turn it off again.
Even when my husband set it not to download between hours of 7am to11pm, that process STILL used all the bandwidth during the excluded times!
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