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    ariasdelcid
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    Default Re: Internet speed is slower in win 8 than win7

    Hi: I am having the same issue. Just installed Win 8 PRO. Now my speed in this computer never goes up pass 1 mbps. In my other computer, using XP Pro I get speeds up to 20 mbps. Does anybody know what the problem is? I know my router supports IPv6.
    Help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sunyekerry View Post
    The type of Internet connection you use is the most important factor in determining your connection speed. The three most common ways to connect to the Internet from home are dial-up, DSL, and cable. If you have a choice, cable is usually the fastest, but both DSL and cable are faster than dial-up.

    Unfortunately, there are events and conditions that are outside your control. Even with a fast connection, external factors, such as busy websites or spreading computer viruses, can slow the entire web. Popular websites can become overwhelmed with users. For example, when a television commercial mentions a website, many people might try to visit the site at the same time. If the website isn't prepared to handle the traffic, you might encounter delays.

    Maybe Windows 8 is the culprit, but who knows.

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    Sylar008
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    I had the same problem. I have a HP laptop. With windows 7 installed I was getting my normal 40 mbs download. Then installed windows 8 pro and could only get about 1 mbs, but the upload speed was still working same as before windows 8 pro upgrade. My laptop is not on HP's list with updated drivers for windows 8, so after messing with it for hours I am now getting 40 mbs download again. What I did was went to the HP support page and downloaded and installed the windows 7 64 bit driver and it fixed it. I think in some cases windows 8 just doesn't auto install the correct drivers.
    Hope this helps

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    Default Re: Internet speed is slower in win 8 than win7

    The device manufacturers have to supply drivers to MS to include in Win 8. MS does not develop drivers, Check with the adapter manufacturer for updated drivers. In many cases Win 7 drivers are the newest you can find. Try installing them in compatibility mode.

    The PC manufacturers sometimes have drivers that will work.

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    Default Re: Internet speed is slower in win 8 than win7

    That's kind of odd, as the betas of 8 & Pro have been just as fast as 7 & XP are. In fact, here on 8 Pro now, it's slightly faster than normal. Windows Update supplied the updated driver for my Ethernet connection.



    Not the fastest speed, but for the price ($41.95/monthly) in this area, hard to beat. And no caps. If I needed it, I could double the speed for $11 more monthly. EarthLink runs great deals on internet service.

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    ariasdelcid
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    Well...Using a MACBOOK PRO 15. I just upgraded to the latest MAC OS ( Mountain Lion, I think) and my speed problems with Windows 8 PRO are solved. Not sure if that was the fix, but just so you know.
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    Thank you for your replies!

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    Sorry for the big image, not sure how to format it!

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