Top 5 Ways to Fix Slow Internet after Windows 10 Update

Jun. 24, 2022 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

The Windows 10 Update brings remarkable improvements. While at the same time, a host of computer issues also come along with it. Slow Internet after Windows 10 Update (Creators Update or Fall Creators Update 1709) is one of the most typical issues. We have received reports from Windows 10 users, claiming, “Browsing on Windows 10 Creators Update is very slow, for it takes ages to load a single page." If you are suffering limiting Internet speed or your Internet speed keeps dropping, you can refer to the below fixes to speed up your Internet speed.

1. Close the Peer to Peer Update Process on Your PC to Fix Slow Internet after Windows 10 Update

Shut down the peer to peer update process on your PC. That is to say, you need to close the channel which you can download applications and system updates from other PC’s connected to the server since it limits your Internet bandwidth seeding to other users.

Step 1. Click Start menu and then type Settings to open it.

Step 2. Select “Update and Security“.

Step 3. Click the “Advanced Options” tab.

Step 4. Click the option “Choose How Updates are Delivered".

Step 5. Turn off the On button.

2. Adjust the Internet Bandwidth Settings

Since windows 10, by default, reserves 20% of the Internet bandwidth for the system applications and its operating system, you can’t browse or surf on the Internet with 100% Internet connection. This solution speeds up the dropping Internet speed by trimming down the bandwidth which is reserved for Windows 10 and system applications. Follow the step-by-step guide to tackle slow Internet after Windows 10 Update.

Step 1. Press Windows shortcut keys Windows + R to open Run dialog box.

Step 2. Type gpedit.msc and then hit OK.

Step 3. Give permissions. A pop-up window will open with title of Group Policy.

Step 4. Click on Computer Configuration on the right side of the window.

Step 5. Navigate to: Administrative Templates >Network >Qos Packet Scheduler >Limit reservable bandwidth.

Step 6. Click on Enable.

Step 7. Change the Value from 20 to 0.

Step 8. Apply and then click OK.

3. Update Your Network Drivers

Some unexpected driver errors may happen when upgrade to new Windows OS. Outdated, missing or incorrect network drivers may result in limiting lnternet speed. To rule out that possibility, you might as well turn to a professional driver updater utility tool, like Driver Talent, which is able to match the compatible drivers for your computer and download them automatically within two minutes. All the drivers are collected from the official source (original manufacturers and Microsoft) and they are safe and well tested.

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Take the following three easy steps to download and update network drivers.

Step 1. Identify the Problematic Drivers

Launch Driver Talent. Click “Scan” to identify all the incorrect drivers after Windows 10 Update.

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Step 2. Download and Update Network Drivers

All the missing, outdated, or faulty drivers will be listed after scan, click “Repair” to fix those drivers or you are also able to update them to the latest versions by clicking “Update”.


Note:It is recommended that you don’t update drivers when they aren’t broken.

Step 3. Reboot Your PC

Restart your computer to make the updated network drivers take effect.

Note: In case of any driver crashes, it is recommended to perform a back up of drivers with Driver Talent before installing new network card drivers.

4. Disable Window Auto-Tuning

Window Auto-Tuning which is enabled by default improves performance for programs by receiving TCP data over a network. Slower Internet speed after Windows 10 Update could hit your computer when Window Auto-Tuning feature is “ON”. While luckily, you can disable Windows Auto-Tuning level to improve the Internet speed for the Windows 10 update. Use administrator privileges to process the following steps.

Step 1. Press Windows + X and then select Command Prompt(Admin).

Step 2. Type the command netsh interface tcp show global in the window.

Step 3. Check for Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level and if it is normal, you will need to disable it.

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Step 4. Type the command netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled to disable it.


You can perform an Internet speed test to see whether those adjustments improve your Internet speed or not. If not, you can re-enable the Window Auto-Tuning level by typing the command netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal in the Command Prompt (Admin).

5. Disable the firewall

Many people criticize this option, but it seems to work for multiple users. Windows 10 has excellent features, it is a built-in firewall. A firewall is an indispensable part of malware security. However, sometimes a firewall may slow down the Internet speed and may be the culprit in limiting bandwidth.You can test the theory by disabling the firewall, and if it speeds up, you only need to switch to a third-party firewall instead of the built-in Windows 10 firewall.

Hope the five solutions help to speed up your slow Internet after Windows 10 Update. And if you know more fixes on this issue, please share with us in the comments section below. Thanks!

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