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I've been using Windows 10 Insider preview builds in a VM for a few years, mostly because I'm curious to see what's coming.

The one thing I've noticed--and this doesn't happen with other VMs--is that whenever Windows Update, from an Insider build, is downloading bits for a newer version, my bandwidth all goes to that VM, rendering all other downloads on my LAN practically useless. "Regular" downloads from within the Insider VM don't affect my bandwidth, at least in the expected sense (that is, if I have X number of machines on the network all performing downloads at the same time, the bandwidth is split evenly (more or less) amongst the machines).

This only happens for Insider build updates--like it not only manages to prioritize to download amongst other ones taking place on that same machine, but it essentially takes over all available bandwidth. I'm no TCP guru, but I wouldn't think is should be possible for a particular "device" on a network to give itself such priority.

Does this even make sense to anyone? Has anyone ever observed something like this, with Insider builds or something else perhaps?

[Edit]

I do see that, in Hyper-V, in the VM's settings, under Network Adapter/Bandwidth Management, you can specify the maximum bandwidth to be allocated to that VM...however, that means if there's nothing else going on, it'll be "artificially limited" and downloads will take more time.
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