Background Download Slowdown - All Applications

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by Jesaynt, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Jesaynt

    Jesaynt New Member

    Jul 23, 2016
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    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?
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Jul 4, 2015
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    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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