Windows 10: Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10
Hello Globespy, and welcome to Ten Forums.
Yep below, but they were wanting help with metered connections instead.
My specs were not quite correct - OS is W10 64bit Home Premium. From what I have gleaned from the net, those Pro options are not available to Home users, but I could be wrong.
The download button has shown and disappeared at various times, but I think I managed to get some updates downloaded and installed when I reset connection to un-metered for a day. Is there some way to view all updates to see what has actually happened? Two of the last updates on 29/6 - Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition - August 2016 (KB890830), and Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3176493), have failed to install despite 37 attempts each.
No gpedit in windows home which most users use.
Last edited by lvgandhi; 29 Sep 2016 at 01:22.
Update History only shows what has failed, but did find the other stuff in "Uninstall......". The two updates above [date should have been 26/9] definitely not there, and I guess I need that cumulative one. In the past I have gone to the Windows Update site to try to get this one some other way, and though I can find it, I can never find a download link/button. However, seeing as it is already downloaded to this computer but won't install, there may be another problem.
Have tried to schedule a restart time to install the failed updates, before I switched back to metered connection, but that didn't work either.
Hey Brink, (or anyone else who has the answer)
I use Windows 10 Home edition - 1607 Build 14393.351. I had previously set one of my connections as a metered connection. But once I updated the build to one I just cited, it changed the value back to a non-metered connection & has downloaded updates. When I went change the connection back to metered, it won't let me. I made sure I went thru the same process I used previously, taking ownership, etc. It appears it will not let me change that setting.
Restart the computer to see if that may help in case there were updates still being installed or waiting for a restart to finish.
What's the exact error message it is giving you when you try to change the value?
I also have Home edition - 1607 Build 14393.351 and have just set Ethernet to metered (took ownership of DefaultMediaCosts, made changes, reset ownership to NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller). I then restated my PC - Ethernet is still set as metered (0x00000002), just as I had left it, so it can be done.
As Brink asked, what error messages do you see? At what step do you get them?
Well, unfortunately I don't have the computer with me right now. It appears to basically state I don't have permissions. Although, I was able to change ownership, but unable to change the administrators to full access. I'm sure it's a permissions problem. I haven't tried it since I updated (I don't believe) So, I'll try that when I have access to it. Duh...I should've made sure I tried again.
I changed the ownership to my own account and granted myself full access, remembering to put access and ownership back to original settings after making the changes - that worked.
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