If Internet slows down through Windows 10 , this can get really annoying. In the following tip, we’ve put together a few settings that can help you get your Internet access back up.
Check if the internet arrives slowly
First, you should check if the transfer rate of your internet connection is according to your contract. So there are several websites where you can do a so-called speed test. For example, you can do this on the website of speedtest.net . Just click on the following link and press “GO”, After a few seconds, the download and upload rates will be displayed. Usually the upload rate is always lower than the download rate. Here you can now estimate whether your Windows 10 Internet is slow or if you have the full speed. If the value deviates from your contract, we have put together some tips below. You can then always check after your implementation if your speed has increased.
Disable the energy-saver mode
By default, Windows 10 puts the computer into standby after 15 or 30 minutes of inactivity. You can change this at any time:
- To do this, open the Control Panel on your computer.
- In the Hardware and Sound category, click Power Options. A new window is opening up.
- In the left column, you decide for the entry “Change energy saving mode”.
- Here you can see one or two columns for battery operation (for notebooks) and network operation (for notebooks and desktop PCs).
- In “Energy-saving mode after:” in the respective columns, select the entry “Never”.
- Finally, save your new settings with “Apply changes”. Windows 10 will not switch to standby mode.
Check if the Windows 10 update settings are correct
First open the settings. To do this, click on the Windows icon at the bottom left of the screen and click on the gear on the left edge. A new window opens with the settings.
Now click on “Update and Security” and then on “Advanced Options” in the menu ” Windows Update “. Now click on the text “Select delivery of updates”. It opens a window in which you now set the slider to “off”, so that Windows 10 no longer provides the update for other users to download. Close all windows again. With this option, you prevent updates from being transmitted to other users, thus reducing your Internet speed.
Here are the steps in the short overview: “Settings”> “Windows Update”> “Advanced Options”> “Submit Updates”> “Off”.
Check if there are background processes
Again, you only need to go into the settings and disable the apps. Open the settings again (as described above). Now click on “Privacy” and select “Background apps” on the left. Windows 10 now loads a list of your apps that are allowed to run in the background. Often, these apps also download information from the Internet or upload information in the background. Disable as many apps as possible to save your data transfer rate.
Now the whole steps again as an overview: “Settings”> “Privacy”> “Background apps”> all on “Off”.
Check if you really need the cloud services
OneDrive (Microsoft), Google Drive, iCloud (Apple), Dropbox and Co. can really be Internet eaters. The cloud services, which are online storage for your files, are very convenient, but also require a lot of upload and download speeds. Finally, all files in the corresponding folders are uploaded and downloaded. It can quickly come together, especially if you want to synchronize photos and videos between your smartphone and the PC. You should check if you have the cloud service installed and really need it. Otherwise you should uninstall it or stop OneDrive.
To stop OneDrive, right-click on the OneDrive icon in the notification area (bottom right corner of the screen) and select “Settings” from the menu. In the new window, remove the checkmark “Automatically start OneDrive when logging in to Windows” and then click on “OK”.
You should also check which files to sync. If you do not need this file in the cloud storage, just move it to a local folder from your Windows 10 PC.
The whole thing now at a glance: Uninstall cloud programs, disable OneDrive (OneDrive cloud> “Settings”> “OneDrive when logging on Windows automatically start” disable> “OK”), check files.
Check if your Windows 10 Internet is slow when you reinstall the driver
Click the Windows icon at the bottom left to open the Start menu. Enter the search “Device Manager” and select it. Select the network card via “Network Adapter”. Right click on the network card and click on “Uninstall”. For reinstalling you now only need to restart your PC.