To MNOSTEELE52, Uninstalling QoS PAcket Scheduler Problem
I rarely ask for help unless I really don't understand something, and I really don't understand how to remove or manipulate this.
I always read your posts on QoS and you always tell people to remove it like it is very easy. So I thought maybe I am missing something since I have problems removing it.
Ok, yes, I understand and believe that QoS has no real impact on my speeds, which are good btw, and that Microsoft is correct in saying that under most circumstances it doesn't even do anything. Still though, it is one extra thing my system has to consider/look at while on the internet. Call removing it piece of mind.
I would prefer to remove it or at least edit it so that it reserves 0% rather than 20% bandwidth in the event that QoS ever does come into play.
Ok, first, I have Windows XP HOME Edition. As stated by Mircosoft, ithe gcedit. function in the run area is NOT available on the HOME Edition. So that option for editing the 20% down to 0% or 1% is not available.
Second, when I simply go into my local area connection properties and uninstall it, I can't go to any web pages. I get a page not found message for everything. The only other thing I have installed is the TCP/IP Protocol. When I reinstall QoS I can go to web pages again.
So, in Windows XP HOME, can you uninstall QoS and still make the connection function properly? If, not then do you know how to edit the 20% Bandwidth to 0% or 1% in the registry or where ever it is in XP HOME. (remember gcedit is not available with HOME).
You should be able to just uninstall the QoS Packet Scheduler without effecting anything else, I have never seen it cause any issues. There is absolutely no point in setting it to reserve ) bandwidth because ut doesn't use any of your bandwidth to begin with.
Thanks for the speedy reply. However, if I go into control panel, local area connections, properties, highliht QoS and click uninstall, I can no longer pull up web pages opr anything else involving the internet. My modem pc activity light keeps going strong so the modem still communicates to my ISP, but I can't surf anything.
I can't believe I am the only one with this unistall problem. XP Home has been flawless for me so far.
I don't have any answers. Is there more I should do than what I described above to uninstall it. Perhaps do it in a different way from a different location.
Also if I uncheck QoS in the window in local area connection properties or I disable it in administrative tools services section, then I get the same result - no web access.
As to your second point, I know it doesn't use my bandwidth, but if I ever come across a time when it does place priority on something, I don't want it to reserve anything. I do an extreme amount of downloading.