The difference in the QoS reservable bandwith between Windows 7 and Windows 8

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  1. ian82

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  3. EFA11

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    no it is 20%, they are just talking backwards. They are saying the system gets 80% and 20% is reserved. Don't be mistaken to think you are not getting 100% when you have nothing using it though. Something has to call QOS for it to use it, it isn't always holding back 20%, 100% of the time.

    That wont change from last time you asked about QOS (but a different question).
     
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    weird because by default is not configured. I always set that value to 0%
     
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    It's recommended if QoS is activated in Router!
     
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    0??????

    I set it to 100

    because the default is 80% so I am assuming that tells Windows to allow 80% of the bandwidth and leave 20% reservable

    so I set it to 100% to use all the bandwidth

    then I also disabled QoS from my Linksys E4200 Router

    I belive in Windows 7 the QoS configuration is opposite as the default is 20% so that is basically telling Windows to reserve 20% of the bandwidth so setting that to 0 should be the way to go
     
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    But you should note: The policy parameter is:
    "Limit reservable bandwidth"
    And not:
    "Limit reserved bandwidth"

    So we should ask: What programs or services are able to reserve bandwidth ?
    • Virus scanner update ?
    • Windows update ?
    • Live tiles update ? And are the live tiles updated when start menu is not displayed ?
    Doesn't it make sense to give "virus scanner update" and "Windows update" a reservable bandwidth ?

    Do there exist a program (task manager ?) that shows the programs or services that have reserved bandwidth and how much ?