How to Configure “Limit Reserve-able Bandwidth” on Windows 11 or 10 to increase download speeds?

The download and upload speeds are significant no matter what Internet medium you use. To accommodate the system activities such as security updates and license checks, your Microsoft computer, by default, owns the right to limit the network bandwidth by 80%. In your day-to-day Internet usage, it might not be an issue. However, these restrictions can hinder the performance of your computer while downloading or uploading files with large sizes.

Here in this risewindows article, we will show you how you can alter these settings to suit your requirements. Following are the two ways you can use to enhance the download/upload performance:-

  1. Using Group Policy Editor
  2. Via Registry Editor

Keep reading for detailed instructions.

How to configure the limit reserve-able bandwidth in Windows 11/10 using Group Policy Editor?

Use the following steps to enable or disable the limit reserve-able bandwidth policy in Windows 10 using Group Policy Editor, perform the following steps:-

Quick Note: Since Group Policy Editor is not a part of Windows 10 Home edition, you must first enable the gpedit.msc on your computer in case you are still using Home edition Windows 10. Otherwise, you are good to go:-

Step 1: First, open the Run command box on your computer. You can do so by pressing Windows logo and R keys simultaneously.

Step 2: Type the following in the Run command box, and press Enter:-



Step 3: The Local Group Policy Editor will be launched on your system.

Step 4: Browse the following with the help of the left-hand navigation bar:-

Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > QoS Packet Scheduler

Step 5: Now, select the policy labeled Limit reservable bandwidth from the right-hand pane of the QoS Packet Scheduler and double-click to open the settings screen.

Step 6: Click on Enabled. Once you do that, change the default Bandwidth limit of 80 to a smaller percentage or make it 0 if you want it turned OFF.

If you click on Disabled, the default settings will be applied, and the option will stop working.

Step 7: Click on Apply.

Step 8: Click on OK.

Step 9: Reboot your system as the final step.

After completing all the above steps, the number of large files uploaded and downloaded over the Internet will increase.

How to configure the limit reservable bandwidth in Windows 11/10 using Windows Registry Editor?

Before making any changes, it is recommended that you create a full backup of Registry and creating a system restore point. Once you do that, use the following steps to configure the limit reservable bandwidth in Windows 10 using Registry Editor:-

Step 1: Go to the Taskbar and click the Start button. Next, type regedit. This will open Registry Editor.

Step 2: Now, browse the following in the Registry Editor:-


Step 3: Double-click on the NonBestEfforLimit to open its Properties. You will find it on the opposite side of the Psched.

Step 4: Select the Decimal radio button and then enter the percentage value for the bandwidth limit; under Value data, you can set it between 1 to 100. If you want to turn off or disable this feature entirely, you can enter 0.

Step 5: Click on OK.

Step 6: Finally reboot your computer to apply the changes.

That is it.

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