1.    13 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    don't know what an OS is?

    I just recieved the Windows 10 upgrade. What is a metered account?


    When it comes to computers, I mainly do a lot of reading online. The only other thing I know how to do is send and receive emails. Prior to going from Windows 7 to this new Windows 10 I never had a problem, but now my screen often freezes while I'm using my computer, my wireless mouse stops working and my biggest problem is when my screen suddenly says the page I'm on is no longer available. It took me 2 days to figure out that for some reason my Wi-Fi wasn't working and I didn't have an internet connection. There is only 1 other PC in my home and it's a desktop but has only recently started using Wi-Fi because we got a free internet and phone upgrade, with a new modem, that changed the desktop to Wi-Fi.
    Now almost every time I use my laptop my Wi-Fi disappears and I lose my internet connection. In order to get my internet connection back I have to go to where it says 'Network Connections' and enable my Wi-Fi while disconnecting from several other networks that I can only imagine to be my neighbors. I have also found that when I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing that causes me to lose my internet connection, it mentions something about having a 'metered connection' and I don't even know what it means. We are supposed to have unlimited internet service and have been told by AT&T that I can add up to 10 different devices.
    Does anybody else have this problem or know what this means?
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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro 1511 build 10568.3

    If I were you I would consider going back to Windows 7, it's good until 2020; by which time you'll probably have had to buy a new computer maybe with Windows 11 already installed. The free upgrade to Windows 10 is good until Q2 2016 - if that's what attracted you to upgrade just sit back and let the dust settle.

    To get back to Windows 7 ==>> Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - I would imagine you'd use Option 2

    A metered connection is one where your internet service provider limits your internet usage to a fixed amount per billing period - after which they usually throttle the connection speed.

    pjd
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  3.    13 Aug 2015 #3
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    I haven't faced that particular problem, but it may have to do with your WiFi settings.

    I suggest turning off the switch that permits automatically connecting to suggested networks. There's also a setting that allows people on your contacts list to connect to your network without a password.

    It seems odd that you'd be connecting to one of your neighbor's WiFi, but I can't say that it's impossible. If that is your problem, you should be able to set things up to only use your network.
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  4.    13 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Metered connection


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    I haven't faced that particular problem, but it may have to do with your WiFi settings.

    I suggest turning off the switch that permits automatically connecting to suggested networks. There's also a setting that allows people on your contacts list to connect to your network without a password.

    It seems odd that you'd be connecting to one of your neighbor's WiFi, but I can't say that it's impossible. If that is your problem, you should be able to set things up to only use your network.
    Because Windows 10 is also available on cell phones, this is here. Metered connection is the data usage on your cell network. If you are using home internet you can disregard the metered connection item.
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  5.    13 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Try going to the laptop mfg's website and downloading the wifi driver for Windows 7 or 8 (or Windows 10 if available ) for your laptop model and load that. On one of my systems, the generic Windows 10 wifi driver was intermittent, cutting out at random times, but loading the Windows 7 wifi driver specific to my pc fixed the problem.
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  6.    14 Aug 2015 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro 1511 build 10568.3

    Quote Originally Posted by pjmarkert View Post
    If you are using home internet you can disregard the metered connection item.
    That maybe location dependent.

    e.g. Australia's largest ISP has quota's on all DSL connections (which is what most people use), as do most satellite connections anywhere (satphone and satdish).

    And I read recently a suggestion that Verizon was going to meter cable in the US
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