Windows 10: Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 10
    W10 1703 64bit Home Premium [Creator]
       08 Sep 2016 #50

    Brink,
    Did some snips of what I get in settings, but struggling a bit trying to work out how to attach them.
    When I go to update, I get "updates are available." Under that, I get a "Details" link, but no download button. Further down the page are "Learn more" and "Advanced options" buttons, and all three of these links take me to a mass of update descriptions and info about known issues, but still no download button.
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  2. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       08 Sep 2016 #51

    The tutorial below can help show you how to upload and attach the images.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  3. Posts : 10
    W10 1703 64bit Home Premium [Creator]
       09 Sep 2016 #52

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    Brink,
    Hope you can read these, or enlarge them, as there appear to be size restrictions on JPEG files.
    These are the only things that appear on my update screen. Going to the details link on P1 takes me to P2, from where I can only get a bit more detail about the updates.
    The "Learn More" link takes me to the Windows update site, where I can find more info and all the updates, but no download method. There is a "Find Downloads" link which takes me to another page where I may be able to search for specific updates, but this seems to be a very tedious method.
    The "Advanced Options" link takes me to P3, from where I can view my update history of failed download list but again no download link.
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  4. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       09 Sep 2016 #53

    You might temporarily set your connection to be unmetered, then download and install the updates.

    When finished, set you connection back to metered, and see if it does the same the next time you have updates available.
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  5. Posts : 10
    W10 1703 64bit Home Premium [Creator]
       09 Sep 2016 #54

    Brink,
    Had considered that as an option - had previously downloaded that .reg file with its brother. Off-peak is between 1 and 7am, so I'll need to get up early to do it before I head to work. Won't need to do anything with the "Defaultmediacost" key again?
    The notes to your tutorial mention to use the the download button. Does that mean that with it missing, my update screens are abnormal?
    Wouldn't surprise me - most common statement from techies who have worked on this PC is "Never seen that before!"
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  6. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       09 Sep 2016 #55

    Correct. You should be seeing a Download button when updates are available to be able to manually download and install them on your metered connection.

    I'm thinking that you may have set it to be metered when you already had a download starting that may have caused this. I'm hoping that doing this will let the next work properly.
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  7. Posts : 2,551
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Sep 2016 #56

    Brink said: View Post
    Correct. You should be seeing a Download button when updates are available to be able to manually download and install them on your metered connection.

    I'm thinking that you may have set it to be metered when you already had a download starting that may have caused this. I'm hoping that doing this will let the next work properly.
    The missing download button when using a metered connection is a bug in the initial release of the AU. It was soon fixed in one of the early updates. First reported by @Slartybart here:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...tml#post765965
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  8. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       09 Sep 2016 #57

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  9. Posts : 10
    W10 1703 64bit Home Premium [Creator]
       10 Sep 2016 #58

    Thanks all. Will be getting up early tomorrow, but seeing as that is to go for a surf, I thought this will have to wait till Monday. So, having done nothing yet, I just went back to my update page, and guess what? For no plausible reason, there is suddenly a download button! [See below]. This sort of rot happens to me all the time, no wonder a bloke drinks.
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    And Brink, I do recall seeing a download bar stuck at 4% below the details link on P1 for quite some time. There was a list of maybe 50 available/failed updates, but that is now down to 5 available. I have this PC set to get updates only from other computers [daughter's] on my home network, so I'm wondering if for some reason that is possible even with the metered connection, and it has fixed the problem. This has never happened before, and our PCs have often been on at the same time over the last 7 month since this problem started.
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  10.    28 Sep 2016 #59

    There's a much easier way (Win 10 Pro).
    From the Start Menu, search for 'gpedit' and run the Group Policy Editor. Expand Computer Configuration in the left-hand pane, and navigate to Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update. Double-click Configure Automatic Updates in the list, select the Enabled radio button, and in the left-hand box select 2 - Notify for download and notify for install. Now click OK, and you'll be notified whenever there are updates

    Also to set your Schedule restart.
    Here are the steps :
    from the Windows Update, click Advanced options and select Notify to schedule restart from the Choose how updates are installed list.
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