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#1 Pubudu Kodikara

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:28

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?


#2 remixedcat

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:29

do you have MS Office with Skydrive sync?

#3 redvamp128

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:37

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

#4 OP Pubudu Kodikara

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:42

do you have MS Office with Skydrive sync?


None :( Just formatted the system!

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

#5 Yazoo

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:55

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

#6 redvamp128

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:56

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) ...

#7 OP Pubudu Kodikara

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:19

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 :)

#8 Growled

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:23

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.

#9 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 16:27

http://dottech.org/2...h-how-to-guide/

#10 Guth

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 16:28

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

#11 BajiRav

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 17:12

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.

#12 Growled

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 00:57

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