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(Extremely) slow file copying/transfer over network from a Windows server to a Windows 10 client

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Background: I had switched all my machines (office, home, laptops, HTPC.....) to Linux a year or so ago because of frustrations over lack of privacy in Windows 10, random restarts, unpreventable wake-ups in the middle of night etc. However, it is not very practical to work out of a Linux box at office because I needed to maintain a laptop just for audio conferences over Lync, since Windows virtual guests could not prevent echoing on Lync connections. I eventually gave in, and moved my office machine back to Windows 10 (enterprise, domain client). This is when I discovered this issue:

When I tried to copy files from a Windows file server, the speed I acheived was way short of 1MB/s, even though the Linux boot (on the same machine) could acheive a sustained transfer of 50-60MB/s from the same server.

Frantic debugging and googling led to following steps (none of which worked):

Change the hub/switch/router(s) between me and the file serverUse a different network cardTurn off one or more o…