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    Default Vista Tweaks for Faster Internet Connection

    Recently I purchased a Dell XPS 1530 laptop which I have dedicated to my TV for live TV primarily non-U.S. programs like the BBC. It's very fast except when it comes to being connected to the internet. I have 2 other window pc's (W2K and XP). I have Comcast 15 Mb/s (upload) powerboost. The W2K and XP machines consistently achieve this with the help of TCPOptimizer. Testmy.net has an optimizer for Vista but I can't achieve 15 Mb/s. I can only get 10 to 11 Mb/s on Vista. Has anyone found any tweaks to improve Vista performance. I just loaded SP2 and it hasn't changed the connection speed in any noticeable way. Thanks


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    Try Ultimate Windows Tweaker, that will help you

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    yeah, UWT have good network optimizer tweaks......use them to tune up your network performance on Windows Vista...

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    Thanks I'll try it. Interestingly over the weekend I decided to see if Microsoft's One Live service would be of any benefit but before I could use MS's service I had to uninstall McAfee antivirus program. Since I wasn't that happy with it and was thinking about switching to Avast I gave it a shot and uninstalled it. One Live is doing nothing more than what I am doing: defrag, check for virus, disk cleanup, etc. I decided after using One Live that I had enough and uninstalled it. I noticed that Defender was turned on so I turned it off. I left MS Firewall on just to be safe. Anyway the long and short of it is that when I tested the internet connection speed (testmy.net) without much protection I achieved the same performance level as my other pc's (XP and W2K). I had read about McAfee taking a strangle hold on performance and tested that hypothesis by disabling it early on and not getting much benefit from that. It took an actual uninstallation to the get the speed I was seeking. Obviously I need some protection and will try Avast to see if it throttles the speed. I will also try UWT which I am surprised I hadn't heard about before. Thanks again.

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    You could also try switching to KIS, because I have no problems with speed with it

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