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

8 months ago

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

Junaid Ahmed
Junaid Ahmed
5 months ago

Does anybody know if the developer Florian Gilles still alive? I’ve been visiting his Twitter and GitHub account for some years now for any sign of activities but couldn’t find any.

5 months ago

We need updates and support of NetSpeedMonitor Tool

Thank You…….

Kevin B
Kevin B
15 days ago

I just wanted to mention that at the time of this post, I was running Windows 10 21H1. I was having a problem installing this because it was telling me I was running an unsupported version of Windows. I was able to fix this by using compatibility mode. To do… Read more »

Last edited 15 days ago by Kevin B