Background Download Slowdown - All Applications

At first I thought what I was witnessing was just something I was imagining but anytime any program in the middle of download gets put in the background the speed for that download just dive-bombs. Soon as I bring the application in question into the foreground the speed ramps up to where I expect it should be.

I've searched google without a whole lotta luck (maybe I'm using the wrong search terms?), anyone have any idea about what's going on here and/or how to fix it?


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
This is generally true. In an end user system, the foreground process will get priority. If you want background processes to have more priority

  • Press [Windows key + x]
  • Click on System
  • Click on Advanced System Settings
  • Advanced tab Performance > Settings
  • Advanced tab
  • Change Scheduling to Background Services

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