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Archive for February 9th, 2010

Windows Vista/7 – solution for multimedia (Flash!) throttles your network: NetworkThrottlingIndex

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/02/09

When you play multimedia on Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, your network performance is throttled.

This behaviour was not present in Windows XP, but was introduced in Windows Vista and still present in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008.

From Vista SP1 on (including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008), this behaviour is configurable in the registry by changing a registry value.
The Microsoft knowledge base explains this is the NetworkThrottlingIndex value, but falsely indicates at the bottom it is for Windows Vista SP1 only (it actually works since Vista SP1, so this includes both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008). Read the rest of this entry »

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