Windows 10: Excessive bandwidth usage since installing Windows 10 Pro

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  1.    25 Nov 2015 #11

    Keith G Z said: View Post
    I am a pensioner who has a special telephone/internet package for those of us on limited incomes. This package only allows 10GB of bandwith usage per month after which we have to pay 5.50 for each block of 5GB over the 10GB limit.

    When I was using Windows 7 Pro my average monthly usage was +-6GB - safely within my limit. I installed Win 10 Pro at the end of July and my usage for August has soared to 12.57GB, more than double my previous average. I have not changed the way I used my computer before the advent of Win 10 at all and I have no doubt that the OS is the cause of my problem.

    I am not knowledgeable when it comes to things computer and, quite frankly, I found the setting up of Windows 10 - when compared to previous versions - extremely complicated. Win 10 also forces users to have things on their computers which are of no interest to them and which they don't want and I feel very sure that it is all the apps and other stuff that I have no use for which are causing the increase in my bandwith usage. From what I have seen when I do a disk cleanup every night before I shut my system down Microsoft Edge is a major culprit but my research on the web indicates that this is one part of Win 10 that you have no option of getting rid of.

    Can anyone tell me what I can do to get rid of all the stuff I don't want and/or what I can do to reduce the excessive amount of bandwith I am using.

    Failing this I will just have to go back to Windows 7 Pro which gave me everything I needed from my computer without all the bells and whistles that Win 10 imposes on me.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Type "services(Local)" in search windows on task bar. Open Services window.
    2. Search for "Peer Name Resolution Protocol".
    3. Double click "Peer Name Resolution Protocol". On the "General Tab" select startup type"Disabled". Apply and close.
    4. Continue the same process with "Peer Networking Grouping" and "Peer Networking Identity Manager" and disable it.
    5. You can also disable "Windows Update" in same window.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    17 Jan 2016 #12

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! This worked great! My bandwidth use has dropped dramatically.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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