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  1. Posts : 30,012
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       24 Aug 2016 #10

    Hello xbliss, :)

    Did you download the .reg file from within the VM?

    What is happening when you try to merge the .reg file? Any error messages?
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  2.    24 Aug 2016 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello xbliss, :)

    What is happening when you try to merge the .reg file? Any error messages?
    Did you download the .reg file from within the VM?
    Yes from within VM - Got 2 REGs, one for Metered, other for Disabling Automatic Updates
    Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Error Message - Not with the other REG
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  3. Posts : 30,012
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       24 Aug 2016 #12

    What was the exact error message you got?
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  4. Posts : 880
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1709
       25 Aug 2016 #13

    Can we revert "change the owner" and "set permissions" if we decide to? or would there not be any need to?

    How exactly does setting the connection to metered affect updates? Do we control what and when to update? Will the metered connection have any effect on anything else we're not aware of?
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  5. Posts : 30,012
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       25 Aug 2016 #14

    Hello Kol12, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Q1) There's no need to revert the owner or permissions, but you could change them back if you like.

    Q2) Windows will not automatically download updates with a metered Internet connection. Setting your Internet connection to be metered is a workaround to effectively disable automatic updates.

    Q3) Having a metered Internet connection will also affect anything else (ex: Store, OneDrive, etc...) that uses your Internet bandwidth. They will also no longer automatically use your bandwidth, but you can still manually use it with them.
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  6. Posts : 3,226
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       26 Aug 2016 #15

    I have tested it, but the problem is, that WU would not download updates, even if I wanted to, Defender's definitions updates will fail as well. I get 0% at all times. I use WUMT, so no problem, just wondering, if it is me or everyone.
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  7. Posts : 880
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1709
       26 Aug 2016 #16

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Kol12, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Q1) There's no need to revert the owner or permissions, but you could change them back if you like.

    Q2) Windows will not automatically download updates with a metered Internet connection. Setting your Internet connection to be metered is a workaround to effectively disable automatic updates.

    Q3) Having a metered Internet connection will also affect anything else (ex: Store, OneDrive, etc...) that uses your Internet bandwidth. They will also no longer automatically use your bandwidth, but you can still manually use it with them.
    Thanks, I will try it out. If anything goes wrong or doesn't work I can easily just restore the original reg file correct?
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 1607 Anniversary Update
       26 Aug 2016 #17

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I have tested it, but the problem is, that WU would not download updates, even if I wanted to, Defender's definitions updates will fail as well. I get 0% at all times. I use WUMT, so no problem, just wondering, if it is me or everyone.
    It happens to me too, I have Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Redstone 1)
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  • Posts : 30,012
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       26 Aug 2016 #18

    Kol12 said: View Post
    Thanks, I will try it out. If anything goes wrong or doesn't work I can easily just restore the original reg file correct?
    Correct, you can set it back to unmetered if you have issues as metered.
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  • Posts : 880
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1709
       26 Aug 2016 #19

    Hi Brink,

    In the case of the DefaultMediaCost folder, after changing the owner, do I simply just tick the allow full control tickbox for the new owner?
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