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Missing Bandwidth on Windows 10? Disable the P2P Seeding for Updates

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: 07:39PM

Windows 10 has arrived, and if you're one of the many people who have downloded it so far, you're no doubt getting acquianted with everything Microsoft has done to its long-running operating system. However, if you've noticed a decrease in your download speeds, there is an explanation for that. Microsoft implemented a new peer-to-peer delivery system for Windows Update, which helps seed any updates to any computer on your network, as well as any PC connected to the Internet. This feature, if you can call it that, is enabled by default, and luckily it is one that can be easily disabled. You do need to go through some menu options, but once it's done, your bandwidth is back to normal.

In order to disable the P2P Windows Update, simply go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options. From there, click on "Choose how updates are delivered" and then click on "PCs on my local network" or just click "Off" to turn off P2P entirely. That's all there is to it, so you can either keep P2P for everything, just your network, or only rely on Microsoft's servers. Your bandwidth should now be back to normal.

Source: Reddit

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