Service Host Delivery Optimization High Network Usage Fix

Is the Service Host Delivery Optimization eating up a huge chunk of your network bandwidth? As this is a system process you can’t end it normally without shutting down your system! That’s not an option, so we have detailed some easy but working fixes to easily solve the problem.

Fix 1 – Check if Update is pending

Check if there is a Windows update is pending or not.

1. Press the Windows key+I.

2. Then click on the “Updates & Security“.


Update&sec Driver Verifier Detected Violation Windows 10


3. In the Windows Updates section, click on “Restart Now” to restart your computer.


View Optional Update Restart Now


Your system will be restarted and the update process will be completed.


Fix 2 – Set your connection to metered

If you set your connection to a metered one, it will solve this issue on your computer.

1. Open the Settings window.

2. After that, click on the “Network & Internet“.


Network And Internet


3. Then, click on “WiFi” on the left-hand side.

(If you are using an Ethernet connection to your computer, click on “Ethernet“.)

4. After that, on the right-hand side, click on the WiFi network on your computer.


Wifi Dc


5. Then, in the Metered connection option, toggle the ‘Set as metered connection’ to “On“.


Metered On


Close the Settings window and check the bandwidth usage in Task Manager again.


Fix 3 – Turn off Delivery Optimization

Sometimes while downloading the update from another computer, it may utilize a huge amount of your bandwidth.

1. Pressing Windows key+I.

2. You can access the “Updates & Security“.


Update&sec Driver Verifier Detected Violation Windows 10


3. Click on the “Windows Update“.

4. Then, click on the “Advanced options“.


Advanced Options


5. After that, scroll down and click on “Delivery Optimization“.


Delivery Optimizations


6. Then, set the ‘Allow downloads from other PCs’ settings to “Off“.


Allow Off


Close the Settings window.

Restart your computer and check if the problem is still there or not.


Fix 4 – Disable Automatic Store Apps update

Automatic Store Apps update may cause a huge consumption of network bandwidth.

1. Open the Store on your computer.

2. When it is opened, click on the three-bar menu on the top-right corner.

3. Then, click on the “Settings“.


Settings Store


4. Set the ‘Update apps automatically’ to “Off“.


Auto Updates Off


Close the Store and check it his works on your computer.


Fix 5 – Edit the group policy

Modify the group policy to adjust the delivery optimization settings.

1. Simply by pressing the Windows key+R you can open up a Run instance.

2.  In that terminal, type this simple code and then hit Enter.



1gpedit 1


This will open up the Local Group Policy Editor. 

3. Once you see that the  Local Group Policy Editor window has appeared on your screen, go to this place~

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Delivery Optimization


4. Now, on the left-hand side, double click on the “Download Mode” policy.


Download Mode


5. After that, you have to click on “Enabled” to turn it on your computer.


Enabled Download Mode


6. Finally, click on “Apply” and then click on “OK” to save this change in policy.


Apply Ok


7. Coming back to the Local Group Policy window, navigate to this location-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)


Bits In Group Policy


8. After that, double click on the “Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers” to modify it.


Limit The Maximum Bandwidth Dc


9. Then, click on the “Enabled“.


Enabled Limit Bandwidth


10. Set the ‘Limit background transfer rate (Kbps) to:’ to “10“.


10 Kbps


11. To save this change, just click on “Apply” and then on “OK“.

Restart your computer after closing the Local Group Policy Editor window.

Your problem should be solved.


Additional Tips

1. Try pausing Windows Update on your computer. To do this follow the below-mentioned steps-

a. Open the Settings page. Then click on “Updates & Security“.

b. On the right-hand side, click on the “Pause updates for 7 days“.

After this, check the status of network consumption by the Service Host Delivery Optimization process.

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