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Managed I.C.T Services Queensland


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Speed Windows 10 Internet Speed up.

The problem with Windows 10 updates is by default they download your updates from the Microsoft Update servers, but then also from other pc's on the internet and on you local LAN.  The other problem is it uses your PC in a peer to peer setup and uses your bandwidth to upload those updates and parts of them to other pc's on the internet.

As the internet in Australia is so slow (it dropped from 30th to 60th in the world last year!), settings like this must be configured correctly so your computer and network doesn't perform poorly.

To fix this, I make the following changes on the Windows 10 pc:

  1. Click on the search button in the bottom Left Hand Corner.

  2. Type Windows Update settings

  3. Choose advanced options

  4. Select choose how updates are delivered

  5. Choose updates from more than one place

  6. The first radio button, turn it off.

Some other handy changes to make are:

Enable system protection:

To help protect your PC you can change this setting:

Search for " Create system restore point " from the search box, select your OS drive (normally C Drive).  Now click configure.

Toggle Restore settings to "Turn on system protection" set the maximum disk space usage by moving the slider, then click on OK (give it between 1-3%).

Click create so you create a restore point straight away.

Another handy setting to change is Disable the lock screen.  This saves you you having click or swipe on the home screen to bring up the password box.

  1. Open the registry editor (Windows key + R) then type regedit in the text box, then enter, then yes the next window.

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows.

  3. Create a registry key called Personalization

  4. Create a new DWORD value within the Personalization key and named it NoLockScreen.

  5. Set NoLockScreen to 1.


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