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The guide of troubleshoot your slow game and application downloads

The Solution

The following steps will help identify whether there’s a problem with your network when downloading a game or app on your Xbox One console and show you how to improve network speed.

Solution 1: Check the download speed

Follow these steps:

  1. Scroll right on the Home screen to select Installing… <the game title you’re downloading>.
  2. In the “Queue” section of My games & apps, note the download speed shown on the game or app that is being installed. This indicates the current download speed. If you’re seeing slow speeds (for example, less than 1 megabit per second), it may take a long time for the download to complete.

The table below represents estimated download times based on current download speed.

Note This information is intended as a guide only, not an actual representation of download time. Bandwidth will be constrained and download time will increase during activities such as streaming content, playing games, or game streaming from your Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC

Example

If you’re installing a 40-GB file and it’s 25 percent downloaded (30 GB remaining) and your connection speed is 10 Mb/s, it should take about 4.4 hours for the download to complete. (This assumes that the download speed stays the same.)

While connect to Xbox Live, your connection speed should be at least 1.5 Mb/s for the best experience. For more information about bandwidth usage or to troubleshoot your network connection, see the Xbox One Network Connection Error Solution.

Solution 2: Close any running games

To provide the best gaming experience, background downloads are constrained while a game is running. To remove download constraints from games or apps being installed, you can either wait for the Xbox One to suspend the running game, or you can force games to close by doing the following:

  1. On the Home screen, navigate to your most recently run game from the list of games and apps.
  2. With the game selected, press the Menu button and select Quit.

Once you’ve closed the most recently run game:

  • Check the speed at which your game or app is downloading.
  • To avoid slowing your download, don’t launch any games or apps until your download has completed.

Solution 3: Restart your console

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the Guide.Note Double-tapping the Xbox button will open the Guide from any other screen on the console.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Restart console.
  4. Select Yes to confirm. This will automatically pause any existing downloads, which will resume once the console is restarted.

Note If you’re unable to access the Guide or if the console appears to be frozen, press and hold the Xboxbutton on the console for about 10 seconds, until the console turns off. After the console shuts down, touch the Xbox button on the console again to restart.

When you restart your console, all open apps and games are closed. Once your console has restarted, verify that your downloads have resumed by doing the following:

  1. On the Home screen, scroll to the right, and then press the A button to open My games & apps.
  2. Select Queue and highlight the game or app you’re trying to download.
  3. The game or app should show as Installing.
  4. If the status shows as Queued or Paused, select the game or app, press the Menu button, and then select Resume installation.

Once you’ve checked that your downloads have resumed:

  • Check the speed at which your game or app is downloading.
  • To avoid slowing your download, don’t launch any games or apps until your download has completed.

Solution 4: Cancel the game or app installation and then reinstall

If the steps above didn’t resolve the problem, you should cancel the game installation. Here’s how:

  1. On the Home screen, scroll to the right, and then press the A button to open My games & apps.
  2. Select Queue and highlight the game or app you’re trying to download.
  3. Press the Menu button on your controller, and then select Cancel.

You can then reinstall the game by inserting the disc or downloading again from the Store. To download the game again, search for and select the game in the Store, and then select Install.

Once you’ve restarted your download, check the download speed of your game or app again.

Solution 5: Check your console’s network connection

If the previous solutions didn’t resolve the problem, check to see what your console’s download speed is in comparison with your subscription plan from your Internet service provider (ISP). First, pause any running or queued downloads:

  1. On the Home screen, scroll to the right, and then press the A button to open My games & apps.
  2. Select Queue and highlight any games or apps that are downloading or are queued to download.
  3. Press the Menu button on your controller, and then select Pause installation for each game or app that’s downloading or queued.

Next, close any games that are running on your system:

  1. On the Home screen, navigate to your most recently run game from the list of games and apps.
  2. With the game selected, press the Menu button and select Quit.

Now, run a network speed test:

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the Guide.Note Double-tapping the Xbox button will open the Guide from any other screen on the console.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All settings.
  4. Scroll down to Network.
  5. Select Network settings.
  6. Select Detailed network statistics.

Your console will run a connection test and display the detected download speed, which you can compare against your Internet service provider’s subscription plan. If you’re seeing a substantially lower download speed than expected on the Detailed network statistics page, there are several possible causes:

Network contention on your home network – Network-enabled devices can compete on your home network for the same download bandwidth as your Xbox One console. Try pausing any download activity from other devices on your home network to see if that improves your console’s download speed. Also, check to see if your home router has support for Quality of Service (QoS) for its Internet connection. Enabling a QoS feature on your home router can help prioritize the network connection for your Xbox One to improve download speeds.

Wireless network contention – If your console is connected to your home network via a wireless connection, the console may be competing with other wireless devices or other wireless networks. If possible, try connecting your Xbox One console to your home router through a wired connection.

If you can’t connect your console with a wired connection, check to see if your home router supports dual-band connections (both 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz Wi-Fi connections). If your home router is dual band, try moving your Xbox One console to the 5-GHz router connection and move other wireless devices to the 2.4-GHz router connection. While 5-GHz Wi-Fi has shorter range than 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi, it can also have less overlap with other wireless networks and therefore perform better.

Internet service provider network contention – Your download speed can also vary depending on the time of day and day of the week. This is often caused by ISP network contention during peak usage windows. If download speeds on your Xbox One are substantially slower during weekday evenings or weekends compared to weekday mornings/afternoons, this may be caused by ISP network contention. To work around this constraint, try starting game or app downloads late in the evening to let them run overnight, during off-peak hours.

How to make IDM makes download more faster

What does IDM Actually do to improve downloading?
It creates threads>for example 8 or 16, depending on the setting which simultaneously request the same file from the server but from different starting bytes. so that the whole file is covered.
Now when the different threads are downloading the byte streams from the server simultaneously, the connection is fully used and is never left idle. THATS WHAT IDM PRECISELY DOES. It makes the optimum use of the connection as much as can possibly be made.
So, it DOES NOT increase the download speed 5-8 times but only a bit as compared to the default Browser Downloaders, but it has other great features which they lack.

I’ve already covered an article about Official way to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft server using “Media Creation Tool“. Microsoft has provided “Media Creation Tool” to download Windows 10 ISO but many people are complaining that it has very slow download speed.

Recommended:

  • Official way to download Windows 10 ISO File from Microsoft server
  • Easiest way to create Windows 10 bootable pendrive or DVD

Using “Media Creation Tool” it takes time longer than usual to download Windows 10 ISO file because of high load on Microsoft server. Also it doesn’t have resumable download facility, that means user can not pause and resume the download.

But you don’t need to worry, because I’m here with the download links that you can use to download Windows 10 ISO using IDM (Internet Download manager). These Windows 10 ISO download links (if you are downloading using IDM) are about five times faster than Microsoft’s media creation tool, and the downloaded ISO are original (untouched).

Once you have downloaded the Windows 10 ISO you can use it to create Windows 10 bootable pendrive or DVD and perform a clean install or dual-boot Windows 10 with your current OS.

Recommended: Easiest way to create Windows 10 bootable pendrive or DVD.

Windows 10 Pro 32 bit :

 

PS: These links aren’t created by our own, but provided by getintopc.com. If you are getting any issue (i.e links not working) while trying to download please go to its original site here and find the Windows 10 ISO you would like to download.

Once you have completed the downloaded must visit how & what’s the easiest way to create Windows 10 bootable pendrive or DVD with the downloaded Windows 10 ISO file.

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Increase Your Internet Speed

images (2)Do you want learn how to increase your download speed ? actually that is so easy. so make sure that you have enjoy for download today.

Recently the area got upgraded to ADSL2+ and with it my speeds increased quite a lot. And you know what else increased? My productivity.

I was really surprised at how much the speed of my internet increased the amount of work I could get through; whether it was sending files, downloading and uploading images to blogs, or just loading new pages to read.

And more importantly, I was shocked at how much extra speed I could get through my line by tweaking a few things around my house.

In this post I am going to show you a few ways you can increase your internet speed. These are things you might not know about.

NOTE: This post contains affiliate links which means that I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase a product after clicking from this article. Thanks for your support!

How to test your current internet speed

The first thing you will need to do is test your current internet speed. This will let you know whether or not you are getting a lower rate than you should be. You can do this by going to SpeedTest.net and running a test. Here are my results. Post yours in the comments below.

Now, this won’t be as fast as some people. A lot of European and American cities have super fast cable internet. And with Australia unvieling the world’s most expensive National Broadband Network, we should be getting speeds of up to 10GB per second. Yes, 10 GIG! Currently the maximum you can get on ADSL2+ in Australia is around 3MB.

So, back to the point, I managed to speed up my internet to 11Mbps from around 9Mbps. It made a significant difference to me. I’ll show you how in a minute.

NOTE: If you want to test your speed in MBps then go here and go right click > save target as and observe the download or transfer rate.

What do MBps and Mbps mean and why does it matter?

Okay, so, some boring but important stuff here. People often say megabytes when they mean megaBITS. And visa versa. But there is a big difference.

MBps = megabytes
Mbps = megabits

So, if you refer to my speed test above you will see that I am getting 11.53 Mbps per second. To find out how many megabytes that is you just divide by 8 which equals 1.44 MBps.

Now, 1 MB is equal to 1024 KB (kilobytes) so if you want to know how fast you are going to able to download a song or movie you should refer to the KB or MB per second rate as that is usually what they are measured in.

For example, if you are downloading a 50 MB file at 1 MB per second it will take you just under 50 seconds. Got it?

How to speed up your internet

Now let’s dive into a few ways that you can improve your internet speed. There are some things you will need to check before we try to speed things up.

  • What speed should you be getting?
    Internet companies often advertise huge speeds as a theoretical “potential” but in reality you will never get near it. Email or call your ISP and ask them what should really be getting.
  • How far away are you from the exchange?
    If you live a fair distance from the phone exchange then you won’t be able to reach maximum speeds. People who live closer to the exchanges get faster speeds every single time.

Once you know those things then we can move on towards getting your speed increased up towards it’s potential.

1. Test a different modem/router

The biggest cause of slowed down internet is a bad modem. For ages I was using a Billion modem that I thought was absolutely fantastic. I was having frequent internet drop outs and blaming them on my ISP. Finally I changed to a new NETGEAR N150 modem and speeds went up and the drop outs stopped. The problem? The old Billion modem wasn’t equipped for ADSL2+. Rookie mistake. Make sure your modem is suited to the internet plan that you are on.

Update: I’m now using the above modem/router called the NETGEAR D6300 (AC1600 Dual Band Gigabit) which is lightning fast, has a huge wireless range and has many other cloud-based features. I highly recommend this bad boy.

2. Scan for viruses

The next thing you need to do is make sure that no virus itself is causing you to slow down. Sometimes viruses can live on your computer and suck resources away from what you are doing thus slowing down your speeds. I personally use this one as a daily scanner on my PC and have found it to be the most accurate over time without slowing down my computer too much.

3. Check for on-system interference

Sometimes your virus scanner or other programs can interfere with your internet speeds. This is really frustrating but you can figure out by simply switching things off one at a time and then running a speed test again. Please note I won’t be responsible for any viruses or spyware you pick up whilst doing this. You should always have good virus protection.

4. Check your filters

If you have your internet connected to a phone line that also has a telephone on it then you will need to make sure you have good quality filters installed on your line. These are little plugs that you attach to the phone line and they help filter out the disturbances. Here is a photo of one of mine.

Now, these also need to be different for the different types of internet. If you have ADSL2+ or cable make sure you have the appropriate filter.

5. Try getting rid of your cordless phone

Some people disagree with this but I have found that cordless phones slow down or interfere with my internet even with filters. It is worth doing an isolation test by removing your phones and replacing them with different ones (borrow a friend’s) and see whether you get better results.

6. Plug in

Wifi is nice but wireless internet is often a tad slower than if you plug in to your modem. Try getting that chord out of the box and plugging straight into the modem, especially if it is your desktop computer and you don’t need to move it around very often.

7. Check for external interference

I bet most of you have an iPhone, iPad, sound system and at least one other form of electronic device in your modem area. Am I right? Well, if so, then you need to check to see whether these things are causing electromagnetic interference. Try moving speakers out of the way and getting other electronic devices out of your modem space.

8. Check for Foxtel or other types of TV

Old Foxtel boxes can cause interference for your internet, even if you aren’t using them. If your net speed is slower than it should be and you can’t figure out why, it might be an idea to go for a walk around your house and see if you have a Foxtel (cable TV) box that you didn’t know was there. It could be from a past owner. If so, call up and make sure it is disconnected totally.

9. Shorten and replace cables

The length of your cables and their structure can affect speeds. Try replacing old phone cables, sockets and lines and instead use shorter and newer ones. This can often make a big difference.

10. Have you tried turning it off and on again?

The last suggestion is often the most powerful one. Turn off your modem for one minute and turn it on again. It is called power cycling and can often flush out a bunch of problems that affect your speed. If you are really brave you can even reconfigure your modem with a new password as this can often refresh your settings at the end of your ISP and refresh connections.

How to Speed Up the Steam Web Browser

images (4)Have you ever noticed how slow Steam built in web browser can be? Do you struggle with slow download speed Or is Steam just slow in general? These tips will help you speed it up.

Steam isn’t a game itself, so there are no 3D settings to change to achieve maximum performance. But there are some things you can do to speed it up dramatically.

Speed Up the Steam Web Browser

Steam’s built-in web browser — used in both the Steam store and in Steam’s in-game overlay to provide a web browser you can quickly use within games — can be frustratingly slow on many systems. Rather than the typical speed we’ve come to expect from Chrome, Firefox, or even Internet Explorer, Steam seems to struggle. When you click a link or go to a new page, there’s a noticeable delay before the new page appears — something that doesn’t happen in desktop browsers.

Many people seem to have made peace with this slowness, accepting that Steam’s built-in browser is just bad. However, there’s a trick that will eliminate this delay on many systems and make the Steam web browser fast.

This problem seems to arise from an incompatibility with the Automatically Detect Proxy Settings option, which is enabled by default on Windows. This is a compatibility option that very few people should actually need, so it’s safe to disable it.

To disable this option, open the Internet Options dialog — press the Windows key to access the Start menu or Start screen, type Internet Options, and click the Internet Options shortcut.

Select the Connections tab in the Internet Options window and click the LAN settings button.

Uncheck the Automatically detect settings option here, then click OK to save your settings.

If you experienced a significant delay every time a web page loaded in Steam’s web browser, it should now be gone. In the unlikely event that you encounter some sort of problem with your network connection, you could always re-enable this option.

Increase Steam’s Game Download Speed

Steam attempts to automatically select the nearest download server to your location. However, it may not always select the ideal download server. Or, in the case of high-traffic events like big seasonal sales and huge game launches, you may benefit from selecting a less-congested server.

To do this, open Steam’s settings by clicking the Steam menu in Steam and selecting Settings. Click over to the Downloads tab and select the closest download server from the Download Region box.

You should also ensure that Steam’s download bandwidth isn’t limited from here.

You may want to restart Steam and see if your download speeds improve after changing this setting. In some cases, the closest server might not be the fastest. One a bit farther away could be faster if your local server is more congested, for example.

Steam once provided information about content server load, which allowed you to select a regional server that wasn’t under high-load, but this information no longer seems to be available. Steam still provides a page that shows you the amount of download activity happening in different regions, including statistics about the difference in download speeds in different US states, but this information isn’t as useful.

Accelerate Steam and Your Games

One way to speed up all your games — and Steam itself —  is by getting a solid-state driveand installing Steam to it. Steam allows you to easily move your Steam folder — at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam by default — to another hard drive. Just move it like you would any other folder. You can then launch the Steam.exe program as if you had never moved Steam’s files.

Steam also allows you to configure multiple game library folders. This means that you can set up a Steam library folder on a solid-state drive and one on your larger magnetic hard drive. Install your most frequently played games to the solid-state drive for maximum speed and your less frequently played ones to the slower magnetic hard drive to save SSD space.

To set up additional library folders, open Steam’s Settings window and click the Downloads tab. You’ll find the Steam Library Folders option here. Click the Add Library Folder button and create a new game library on another hard drive.

When you install a game in Steam, you’ll be asked which library folder you want to install it to.

With the proxy compatibility option disabled, the correct download server chosen, and Steam installed to a fast SSD, it should be a speed demon. There’s not much more you can do to speed up Steam, short of upgrading other hardware like your computer’s CPU.