NetSpeedMonitor Still Works in Windows 10


NetSpeedMonitor by Florian Gilles, the only taskbar network throughput monitor that I’m aware of, does not officially support Windows 8 or above. However, it actually runs just fine on Windows 10 with this simple trick:

  1. Right-click on the .msi installer file.
  2. Go to Properties.
  3. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  4. Click “Change settings for all users”
  5. Tick “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”
  6. Choose “Previous version of Windows” in the drop-down menu.
  7. Click OK and run the installer.

Now to run NetSpeedMonitor on startup:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\NetSpeedMonitor.
  2. Right click on nsmc.exe.
  3. “Send to” “Desktop (create shortcut)”
  4. Go to Desktop and move the shortcut to %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. You can navigate to this quickly by running “shell:startup” in the Run box.
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4 years ago

Thanks man. It worked

1 month ago

I appreciate you for taking your time and actually provide information that is working. Thanks a lot!