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Enable the Network Adapter Onboard Processor (Windows 2000/XP) Popular

If your network adapter has an onboard processor, designed to offload network processing from the system CPU, it is disabled by default. This setting allows you to enable it and increase the processing speed of your system.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "DisableTaskOffload" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DisableTaskOffloadREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\P...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
Value Name: DisableTaskOffload
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = Use NIC Processor, 1 = Disable NIC Processor)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 21, 2002