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How to increase download speed in Windows PC

If you find that your download speeds are slow when playing, then this post talks of some methods you can use to increase download speed on Windows 11/10 PC and make it faster.

Increase download speed in Windows PC

If you want to increase download speed then the first thing you should do is to update your computer, you need to make sure that you are on the latest build, before seeing the tips mentioned later. Here are some ways that you can go for so that you don’t have to wait too long to download any game from

  1. Use a VPN.
  2. Update your Network Adapter driver
  3. Close/suspend background downloads
  4. Turn off Limit download Bandwidth
  5. Don’t download during Peak Hours

Let’s get to know them in detail.

1] Use a VPN

Bandwidth throttling is one of the most common reasons for your Internet speed coming slow. As a result, you will have a sluggish downloading speed. So be smart and enable a VPN before going for downloads. VPN will find the best server for you and hence, increase your download speed. Therefore, you need to get a free VPN if you are just starting or get the best one if you already know what VPN is.

2] Update your Network Adapter driver

Updated Network Adapter driver promises fluent performance. So if you have an outdated Network adapter driver then be ready to have a slow speed. It is better to Update your Network driver than have a low download speed. You can do that automatically from the Device Manager or just download the latest version of your driver from the Internet.

3] Close/Spend background downloads

Having loads of downloads can directly affect your present download. To avoid low download speed, always close or suspend background downloads.

Disabling Windows automatic updates is a plausible solution to increase the speed. Here’s how to do the same.

  • Press Win+R simultaneously for opening the Run dialogue box.
  • Type ‘gpedit.msc’ and press Enter.
  • Then, go to the following locations.
Computer Configuration > Administartive Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
  • Double click on Configure Automatic Updates.
  • Click on the Enabled option.
  • In Configure automatic updating dialog box, select Notify for Download and auto-install.
  • Now, click Apply > OK.

In this way, you can download the Windows Update as per your choice.

4] Turn off Limit download Bandwidth

If your download bandwidth is limited then do turn it off. It’ll slow down your speed so execute the following steps to make sure that you are not downloading for hours.

  1. Launch Battle. Net. You can see the Down arrow option in the left corner. Click on it.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click on the Downloads tab. Scroll down and untick the Limit download Bandwidth.

Note: you’ll see the box next to Limit Download Bandwidth checked by default.

Now resume your Downloads to see if your speed increases or not.

5] Don’t download during Peak Hours

You need to make sure that you are not downloading during the Peak Hours that is from 9 AM to 11 PM. If you are downloading during the Peak Hours then you have to deal with congestion and if you want the best speed then you should start downloading during the Peak Hours.

Hopefully, you are able to amp up your download speed with the tips mentioned in this article

Why does download so slow? usually doesn’t download at a slow rate. They usually are quite quick and can download the game or a tool in a matter of a few minutes. However, there are some things that you can do in order to resolve the issue. You can read this post on – cannot download data or update game files – if you are experiencing this issue.

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