Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Recover the 20% bandwidth reserved for Windows Update

If you are using Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000 you can get this 20% back quite easily if you use XP Home its a bit more difficult to say the least



Navigate to the Limit reservable bandwidth in the Local Computer Policy in the Network Administartive Templates



Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the ‘Explain’ tab i.e.”By default,the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.”



So the trick is to ENABLE it then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20% set by Microsoft for Updating.

If you want to enable this function in Windows XP Home then you need to follow THIS tip first to install the GPEditor.

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I have an older version of Compton's "Real Science" . Is it possible to install this on my new computer running windows 7


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I want to know that "is how many Windows XP version is publish So far"? any one answer detail i know only 2 one is HOME edition and 2nd is Professional " IS it ???? what about Media Center Edition ????????? true or pirated?????


to your amasement one answer is 8 versions

Windows XP Starter Edition
This edition is aimed for first-time desktop PC users in developing countries. This edition can only run three applications at once.

Windows XP Home Edition
A version of Windows XP for home users. This edition replaced Windows 9x/ME

Windows XP Home Edition N
This is a special edition of Windows XP Home Edition for the european market
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Windows XP Professional
A version of Windows XP for both businesses and home users. This edition replaced Windows 2000 Professional

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Windows XP Media Center Edition
A Windows XP version for Media Center PCs with an easy to use interface and remote control support

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
This is a Windows XP version for Tablet PCs with pen and speech capabilities

Windows XP Professional x86 Edition
This edition is for AMD64/EMT64 64-bit processors

guess you didn't knew that.
nice question and thanks for using fixya.

Please vote if satisfied.

Jun 03, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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