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    Choose How Windows Updates are Delivered in Windows 10

    Choose How Windows Updates are Delivered in Windows 10
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    Choose How Windows Updates are Delivered in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Windows Update Delivery Optimization lets you get Windows updates and Windows Store apps from sources in addition to Microsoft. This can help you get updates and apps more quickly if you have a limited or unreliable Internet connection. And if you own more than one PC, it can reduce the amount of Internet bandwidth needed to keep all of your PCs up-to-date. Delivery Optimization also sends updates and apps from your PC to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet.

    You can choose to download updates only from Microsoft, Microsoft and PCs on your local network, or Microsoft and PCs on your local network and internet.

    For more details, see: Windows Update Delivery Optimization: FAQ


    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to get updates in Windows Update from more than one place in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able choose how Windows Updates are delivered.

    Note   Note
    Delivery Optimization works in two ways.

    Download updates and apps from other PCs

    In addition to downloading updates and apps from Microsoft, Windows will get updates and apps from other PCs that already have them. You can choose which PCs you get these updates from:

    PCs on your local network. When Windows downloads an update or app, it will look for other PCs on your local network that have already downloaded the update or app using Delivery Optimization. Windows then downloads parts of the file from those PCs and parts of the file from Microsoft. Windows doesn’t download the entire file from one place. Instead, the download is broken down into smaller parts. Windows uses the fastest, most reliable download source for each part of the file.

    PCs on your local network and PCs on the Internet
    . Windows uses the same process as when getting updates and apps from PCs on your local network, and also looks for PCs on the Internet that can be used as a source to download parts of updates and apps.

    Send updates and apps to other PCs

    When Delivery Optimization is turned on, your PC sends parts of apps or updates that you’ve downloaded using Delivery Optimization to other PCs on your local network, or on the Internet, depending on your settings.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Choose how you Download Updates in Settings app
    • Option Two: Choose how you Download Updates using REG file





    Choose How Windows Updates are Delivered in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Choose How Windows Updates are Delivered in Windows 10
    Choose how you Download Updates in Settings app

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

    2. Click/tap on Windows Update on the left side, and click/tap on the Advanced options link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the Choose how updates are delivered link under the Choose when Feature and Quality Updates are installed section. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Do step 5 (on) or step 6 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     5. Turn on get updates from more than one place

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Move the slider to the right to turn on "Get update from more than one place. (see screenshot below)

    B) Select (dot) either PCs on my local network or PCs on my local network, and PCs on the Internet.

    C) When finished, you can close this window if you like.

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     6. Turn off get updates from more than one place

    A) Move the slider to the left to turn off "Get update from more than one place". (see screenshot below)

    B) When finished, you can close this window if you like.

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    Choose How Windows Updates are Delivered in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Choose How Windows Updates are Delivered in Windows 10
    Choose how you Download Updates using REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below are to change the registry DWORD value in the key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config

    DownloadMode DWORD

    0 = Off - Download updates only from Microsoft
    2 = Download updates from Microsoft and LAN
    3 = Download updates from Microsoft, LAN, and Internet


    1. Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for what you would like to do.


     2. Turn on get updates from Microsoft, LAN, and Internet

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn_On_Download_Updates_LAN_and_Internet.reg

    download


     3. Turn on get updates from Microsoft and LAN

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn_On_Download_Updates_LAN.reg

    download

     4. Turn off get updates from more than one place - Microsoft only

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn_Off_Get_updates_from_more_than_one_place.reg

    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    19 Mar 2015 #1

    i'm so exited to know how to be updated - and how it works- from local pcs
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  2. Posts : 10
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       19 Mar 2015 #2

    Assign this value via the command line or through GPO


    If you're looking to automate this, you can modify the following registry entry:

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config]
    ; off
    "DownloadMode"=dword:00000000
    ; lan only
    "DownloadMode"=dword:00000002
    ; lan and web
    "DownloadMode"=dword:00000003
    Here's the appropriate reg commands:
    :: off
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config" /v DownloadMode /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    :: lan
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config" /v DownloadMode /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
    :: web
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config" /v DownloadMode /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
    And to obtain the current value:
    Code:
    reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config" /v DownloadMode
    0 = off, 2 = LAN only, 3 = Web and LAN
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       19 Mar 2015 #3

    Thank you Shawn. I added this as Option Two in the tutorial for others.
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  4. Posts : 20,714
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       19 Jun 2015 #4

    Tutorial updated for the leaked Windows 10 build 10147.
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  5.    05 Aug 2015 #5

    3 = Download updates from Microsoft, LAN, and Internet

    Forgive me if I'm being paranoid, but do we really want to download updates from external sources other than Microsoft? If I were a malicious code writer, this is what I'd be targeting.
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       05 Aug 2015 #6

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    Forgive me if I'm being paranoid, but do we really want to download updates from external sources other than Microsoft? If I were a malicious code writer, this is what I'd be targeting.
    Yes and no. It depends on how much control you have over the network where you'll be enabling these features. I personally won't enable "internet" as a source for any of my own devices or my clients, but the LAN peering support will help a *lot* of my clients with low bandwidth and metered connections.
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       18 Feb 2016 #7

    I have this set to download from PCs on my internal network so I "should" only have to download from MS once.
    How can I verify that secondary PCs are only using my LAN and not MS? I tried logging onto my router and disconnecting my ADSL so that my LAN was still operational; but that stopped patch downloads in their tracks. Usage graphs from my router indicate that the traffic is still using the internet rather than the LAN.
    Thanks
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  8. Posts : 10
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       18 Feb 2016 #8

    Updates still require contact with WU in order to obtain the available patch list and hashes to ensure the patches they're being offered on the LAN are valid. Further, some updates will never be offered across the LAN (such as updates to WUA). More about the process here:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...timization-faq
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       19 Feb 2016 #9

    shawnkhall said: View Post
    Updates still require contact with WU in order to obtain the available patch list and hashes to ensure the patches they're being offered on the LAN are valid.
    Unfortunately I didn't explain what I did properly (my apologies).
    Whilst I still had my router connected to the Internet I clicked on the Check for Updates button in Windows. My PC queried WU and got a list of the available updates and (being windows 10) immediately started to download them.
    It was at this point that I had my router disconnect from the Internet in the hope that this would force the PC to use my LAN to get the patches from another PC that had previously been patched. But this was a forlorn hope as nothing further was downloaded over the LAN, and I had to reconnect to the Internet for the patches to download from WU.
    Both PCs were Win 10 Home 64 bit but one was UEFI boot and the other was MBR boot but I don't think this should make a difference.

    But I did notice something in the link you provided
    Microsoft said:
    Depending on your settings, Windows then send parts of those files to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet that are downloading the same files
    This could be read as that updates will be shared IF they are being downloaded simultaneously on multiple PCs.
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