Hello Friends! How many of you know that 20% of bandwidth would be reserved in Windows 7 by default? And Do you know that it decreases your Internet speed by the factor of 20%? Actually, some amount of Internet bandwidth can be reserved by system.
Look at the following steps to know how to limit bandwidth in Windows 7 :
STEP 1 : First, Open Start and type Run in Search bar and Hit Enter.
STEP 2 : Type gpedit.msc in Run box.
STEP 3 : Now navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Networks > QoS Packet Scheduler.
STEP 4 : When you will Click on QoS Packet Scheduler, you will see the following screen. Here you have to Click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth.
STEP 5 : A new window will appear after Clicking on Limit Reservable Bandwidth. In this window, you will see the option for Bandwidth Limit but it is Not Configured yet. Now you have to Check Enabled option to limit reserved bandwidth.
By default the reserved bandwidth is set to 20 in Windows 7. Here you have to set it to 0 (Zero). Look the following screenshot for the whole process.
STEP 6 : At last Click OK and Close Group Policy Editor. Now you need to Restart you system.
All Done! Enjoy the fast Internet Speed as compared to before. If you want to Reset it to 20, simply Check Disabled/Not Configured option to make it as default in Windows 7.