Windows 10 Hidden features, Tricks & Tips

Not many are aware of the fact that Windows reserves around 20% of your internet connection’s bandwidth for the operating system and the applications installed on it. So essentially at any point of time you are not able to use 100% of your internet connection’s speed. This reserved bandwidth doesn’t matter much if you have a high speed internet connection, but for those of you who have a slow internet connection, removing the 20% bandwidth limit can significantly speed up your web browsing experience and increase download speeds.

Unfortunately the group policy editor is only available on Pro, Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows and it can only be accessed if you are using the computer with administrator rights. However there are several tweaks available on the internet to enable it on unsupported version of windows, but be warned that doing so can make your computer unstable. Therefore if you are looking for an tried and tested method to increase your internet connection’s speed. then you can go ahead and remove the bandwidth limit. Doing so will instantly increase your internet connection’s speed by 20%.

Removing the bandwidth reserve limit on windows can be tricky for some windows users, since you need to make some change in the group policy editor. But if you follow the instructions provided below carefully, you’re good to go. For those who want to increase their internet connection’s speed by 20%, here’s how you can use the group policy editor in windows to do so.

Removing the reservable bandwidth limit set by windows:

Step 1: Type in Gpedit.msc in the windows search box and press enter.


Step 2: Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates

Administrative templates
Administrative templates

         Network -> Qos Packet Scheduler


          Limit Reservable Bandwidth

  • Limit Reservable Bandwidth
    Limit Reservable Bandwidth


Step 3: Select the enabled radio button and then change the bandwidth limitfrom 20 to 0. Finally Click on Apply to save the changes.

Limit Reservable Bandwidth
Limit Reservable Bandwidth

Thats’s it, you should be now able to use 100% of your internet connection’s bandwidth.

Vijay patel

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