Windows 10: Download Through Smartphone Hotspot

  1.    31 Oct 2016 #1

    Download Through Smartphone Hotspot


    For all the windows experts, something crazy happened to me yesterday!

    I got around 300$ of data usage expense on my mobile within minutes, I turned on the hotspot on my mobile and connected my laptop to it, was doing some regular emails and light stuff, all the sudden my internet connected on my mobile turned off because I consumed all my allowance data and even more, it seems windows downloaded about 1.5 GB through the network with out me knowing so, and it was a 4G network so it happened very fast!

    is there a way to know exactly what was downloaded in that period?! Crazy!

    thank you.
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  2.    31 Oct 2016 #2

    HI there,
    Look in Update History, there is the Date when Updates were installed.
    Maybe there is a Install Log on System.
    But the best chance will be the bill of your ISP. It would contain the IPīs and the Data Volume downloaded.
    You can use the "Whois" search Web Services to find out to whom those IPīs belong.
    I would send the Bill to MS for they pay it.
    The "Set as Metered Connection" should be set to "ON" as Default, to prevent such disaster.
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    EL Capitan
       31 Oct 2016 #3

    If you did not set Windows to make the wifi to use a metered connection, yes it will start downloading any updates.
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  4.    01 Nov 2016 #4

    even setting as "Metered Connection", in same situations, like Resetting Network, it will revert back to Default.
    So, it is advisable for people that have metered connections to disable Windows Update, to gain some control on Windows Updates.
    run>services.msc, roll down to "Windows Update" and set it to "Disabled".
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    EL Capitan
       01 Nov 2016 #5

    You have to tell Windows what the limits are. Otherwise it is unlimited.
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