1.    17 Aug 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Professional

    On manually running Windows updates in Windows 8 then Windows 8.1 we were getting "Metered Connection" warnings on 2 desktop computers both using E3131 3g Mobile Broadband USB modems, but the updates mostly downloaded and installed without too much trouble.

    Now in Windows 10 we basically get the same warning but also a message telling us to connect to Wi-Fi to be able to download the updates, yep, I can see it now, packing up our towers, monitors, keyboards and mice etc. and heading to the local library to make use of their free Wi-Fi for a few minutes, you still get to manually download the updates by clicking the download button, but your history already has a failed listed, and then a successfully installed is listed and this happens "EVERY" time you do a manual update (We tend to check for updates daily as we don't leave our PC's on Overnight). As you can see in the image, our Metered Connection switch is already OFF and is greyed out anyhow so we can't tell Windows to "NOT" worry about us having a Metered connection. We have 2 x 12GB data limits (12GB Each) which are plenty for us unless we get carried away with online videos so we are not overly concerned about the size of windows updates downloads, heck, we had to fork out the 3GB's for the Windows 10 upgrade.

    Basically, we're surprised that we can't find anything like this mentioned online already as there must be loads of E3131 USB modem users out there though with different carriers. If someone has a solution GREAT! if not, we just thought we'd put it out there anyway.

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    EDIT: It appears someone has posted a similar thread, No Windows Updates over Mobile Broadband! - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by kandpeas; 27 Aug 2015 at 18:07. Reason: Found similar thread!
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