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Clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, now internet is extremely slow!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by digbyrotten, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. digbyrotten

    digbyrotten Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2013
    Hey, i recently reinstalled windows just for a general clean up of the system, and since then my internet has been extremely slow (paticuarly youtube and utorrent). Iv spoken to my isp (DODO) and its nothing on their end. Before the clean install my torrents were downloading up to 2.5mb/s and now they sit at around 20kb/s no matter how many seeds. i did a speedtest and am getting under 1mb download speed and even less for upload. iv tried all different drivers and have searched the internet repitively to find a solution but still cant. What was it about the clean install that changed my speeds? Also im running adsl+2 through a wired connection strsight from modem.

    Digby Rotten

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 16366 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, 1023 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 1897537 MB, Free - 1627224 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M5A88-M
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
  2. rainforest123


    Dec 28, 2004
    Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

    After W7 was completely installed, in which order did you install the drives and other software?

    At which point did you notice computer slowness?

    When did you download the W7 updates? With a slow download speed, I would think that such a large file download would be time consuming.

    Internet speed depends upon not only your system but the server load of your ISP [ excelelnt that you checked with them ] and the servers you are trying to access.

    Test your up & down speed at a 3rd party site such as www.dslreports.com/speedtest. There are multiple other sites.

    No offense intended: I've read that a significant %age of shared files are infected. Which anti malware scans have you performed. I am not authorized by Tech Guy Forum to advise any; the forum has specially trained members for that.

    Thanks for posting the system info.

  3. EpicNetworkGroup


    Jan 24, 2013
    Many ISP's are hopping on the "no torrent" bandwagon and will throttle (or kill it completely) your bandwidth when downloading torrents. I'm sure they will say your service is fine but if you specifically ask them regarding downloading torrents, you may hear something otherwise.
  4. rainforest123


    Dec 28, 2004
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