Windows 10: Win 10 Home download bandwidth issues


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64 bit
       15 May 2016 #1

    Win 10 Home download bandwidth issues


    We live in a very remote area and our sat based isp has heavy bandwidth restrictions besides being slow and overpriced. Have attempted the 3GB upgrade download twice unsuccessfully. Are there any other options to obtaining the upgrade?
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  2.    15 May 2016 #2

    Have someone mail you a Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD.
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  3.    15 May 2016 #3

    You have two months to make plans to go into town and make use of its library and computers. If the coffee shop's wifi network is trustworthy, you can use that too.
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    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       15 May 2016 #4

    Appreciate the suggestions but wish Microsoft would consider how this effects sat based isp users. Not only are 3GB+ downloads extremely slow and error prone but frequently invoke usage penalties. It appears the Win10 download, cloud use, and updates all assume high bandwidth use as a given.
    Microsoft should have the mail option instead of inconveniencing family and friends.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       15 May 2016 #5

    You show that you have Win10. Have you looked in C:\ for a Folder called $Windows.~WS and the Sources subFolder for a file called install.esd? That can be used to create a DVD for installing.

    Some folks have better luck when setting there downloads to be over a Metered connection.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       16 May 2016 #6

    Berton:
    Yes I have a laptop that came preinstalled with Win10. Thank you for your suggestion I have used a metered connection but the size of some of the updates makes it difficult to do them during our short free window in the middle of the night.
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       16 May 2016 #7

    You can use Windows Update MiniTool to download updates one by one and install them later.
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    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       16 May 2016 #8

    Excellent tool to maximize my time during our short download window then return to metered connection when window closes. Thank you for the link.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       16 May 2016 #9

    UgashikBob said: View Post
    Appreciate the suggestions but wish Microsoft would consider how this effects sat based isp users. Not only are 3GB+ downloads extremely slow and error prone but frequently invoke usage penalties. It appears the Win10 download, cloud use, and updates all assume high bandwidth use as a given.
    Microsoft should have the mail option instead of inconveniencing family and friends.
    It has nothing to do with Microsoft. It is your ISP who deems that because of the cost of using the Satellite for Internet and the latency for sending the signal thousands of miles into the sky and back again, is not cost effective to hand everyone unlimited Internet.

    You should have 10 set up to use a Metered connection for the network device. Then you need to see about getting a place closer into town if you want better service with more time available.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       16 May 2016 #10

    UgashikBob said: View Post
    Berton:
    Yes I have a laptop that came preinstalled with Win10. Thank you for your suggestion I have used a metered connection but the size of some of the updates makes it difficult to do them during our short free window in the middle of the night.
    You are going to have to set Update to not grab them. The best thing to do is work with a local computer shop that can put the updates on a USB drive and that way you can get them once a month when they get pushed.

    The biggest updates are yet to come with Redstone just around the corner. Now if you are running Pro, you can make a GPO change for Updates. See item #3. Disable / Turn Off Automatic Updates In Windows 10, Here's How | Redmond Pie This goes more into using GPO to schedule the updates during off peak. How to schedule Windows Update installations in Windows 10 Pro | Windows Central Just make sure that in System Settings that you do not allow our machine to serve out updates across the network or use your email list to go out and hunt down other Windows 10 devices across the satellite.

    There is a Linux equivalent to WSUS. It can be done on a Raspberry Pi 3 with a hard drive attached for running Debian Lite and Samba, which can be managed through Webmin. It is actually a pretty inexpensive way to go and plus you can set it to stop outbound connections through a proxy at Peak periods. nitrobit update server

    In November is when we get to deal with a bunch of headaches on any new computers that people get to replace older ones.
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