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After upgrading to Windows 8, im facing a very slow download speed. My router and the NIC is working fine because on the same PC I also have Linux. In Linux, everything works fine.

When checking through the task manager, it shows that the system use the full bandwidth 1Mbps even without a download. The process menu doesn't show whats taking much bandwidth. The bitdefender's firewall also shows network activity.

Is there any hidden apps downloading? How to fix this?

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do you have MS Office with Skydrive sync?

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After upgrading to Windows 8, im facing a very slow download speed. My router and the NIC is working fine because on the same PC I also have Linux. In Linux, everything works fine.

When checking through the task manager, it shows that the system use the full bandwidth 1Mbps even without a download. The process menu doesn't show whats taking much bandwidth. The bitdefender's firewall also shows network activity.

Is there any hidden apps downloading? How to fix this?

That is simply -- some of your tiles keeping up to date....

For example the Weather tile - I remember noting that when I tested it- The default check for updates was every 10 minutes- plus - the finance tile was every two minutes--

I would look there first... change the update interval on those

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do you have MS Office with Skydrive sync?

None :( Just formatted the system!

I have removed the finance tile and the news tiles :)

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How do you turn the updates off? Simply removing the tiles from start, will this work?

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None :( Just formatted the system!

I have removed the finance tile and the news tiles :)

The next thing if it still were slow- I would probably do a full Windows update (it is possible the system may be auto-updating in the background) ...

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How do you turn the updates off? Simply removing the tiles from start, will this work?

No... I have uninstalled the apps

The next thing if it still were slow- I would probably do a full Windows update (it is possible the system may be auto-updating in the background) ...

The system is already updated :)

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When I installed Windows 8 it took forever for Windows Update to finish running in the background. It has a lot of updates. I thought something was wrong with my install for a bit, things were so slow.

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When I installed Windows 8 it took forever for Windows Update to finish running in the background. It has a lot of updates. I thought something was wrong with my install for a bit, things were so slow.

+1 on this, I had the exact same thing

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Hmm not the same but last night my laptop slowed down and I noticed that "System" was doing near 100% disk activity. This on a fully updated Windows 8 laptop (3 year old i3/4GB RAM). Things went back to normal after a reboot.

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A new trick I've learned is to set your connection to a metered connection, if you use WiFi or mobile.

http://windows.micro...asked-questions

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