Metered Connection not preventing Windows from updating

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Mar 2018 #11

    I have Home and have looked at this question in detail.

    First, make sure you haven't accidentally ticked the option that first appeared in 1709 to '...automatically download updates over metered data connections'.

    By default, Windows Update in Windows 10 will automatically download and install updates, except on metered connections (where charges may apply)...

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Windows Update to automatically download updates over metered data connections in Windows 10.
    Allow Automatic Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10

    Second, note that starting with 1703 there was a subtle change in the wording regarding metered connections. It now says...


    Observation has shown that those updates deemed too urgent to wait for an unmetered connection include the Flash updates, but do not include the cumulative updates, as demonstrated in this screenshot. Note that the CU is awaiting you clicking Download, while the Flash update has already downloaded.



    Subsequently I've only seen one other type of update download over a metered connection, updates for the Defender Antimalware Platform. That's an update for the Defender engine and UI itself, definitions updates do not download automatically on a metered connection.
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  2.    28 Mar 2018 #12

    Bree said: View Post
    I have Home and have looked at this question in detail.

    First, make sure you haven't accidentally ticked the option that first appeared in 1709 to '...automatically download updates over metered data connections'.

    Allow Automatic Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10

    Second, note that starting with 1703 there was a subtle change in the wording regarding metered connections. It now says...


    Observation has shown that those updates deemed too urgent to wait for an unmetered connection include the Flash updates, but do not include the cumulative updates, as demonstrated in this screenshot. Note that the CU is awaiting you clicking Download, while the Flash update has already downloaded.



    Subsequently I've only seen one other type of update download over a metered connection, updates for the Defender Antimalware Platform. That's an update for the Defender engine and UI itself, definitions updates do not download automatically on a metered connection.
    How do I know if I ticked that option, and how to I unselect if I did?
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Mar 2018 #13

    jmbtexas4 said: View Post
    How do I know if I ticked that option, and how to I unselect if I did?
    See Option One in the tutorial link I gave you earlier.

    Allow Automatic Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10
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  4.    28 Mar 2018 #14

    I use windows 10 home with metered connection trick but if you downloaded and installed W10 Upgrade Assistant I belive that it will download new version anyway. I'm not sure though.

    Windows keeps installing every day Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    You can get Group Policy Editor in W10 Home but I never used it to configure Windows Updates. Maybe the settings stick and maybe they don't. I've found that it's hit and miss in Home (at least it was in Windows 7 Home)

    https://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-...rter-editions/

    For control over updates I use WUMT Wrapper Script. See this post by the author. Check the first post in the thread too.

    Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely Solved - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

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  5.    28 Mar 2018 #15

    Using 10 Pro here (1703), but also on a very metered satellite connection with Windows settings to match (CBB, 365 days feature delay, 30 day quality update delay). Wired and wireless are set as metered. I even uncheck/check "pause updates" daily.

    In reference to previous posts in this thread, I have been a daily reader of AskWoody for a few years. I have been using Windows Update Blocker (one of tools included with WUMT Wrapper Script mentioned above), but even that didn't stop the update(s?) today. 700MB of WU downloading later unbeknownst to me, my ISP cuts me off until tomorrow. Checking WUB showed it was reset to allow updates.

    I did learn something from this though, don't skimp, run the WUMT script. It takes everything in there to stop updates; Windows update settings, wushowhide, and WindowsUpdateBlocker are not enough. Windows 10 updating is a hefty juggernaut.

    Posted this from a mobile hotspot since Windows ate my home internet allowance. The housemates on Windows 7 are not happy.
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  6.    28 Mar 2018 #16
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Mar 2018 #17

    Padawan said: View Post
    Using 10 Pro here (1703)....
    Callender said: View Post
    That is highly likely, The Update Assistant may well have been installed by the windows update KB4023814 which applies to all versions up to and including 1703.

    Applies to: Windows 10 Pro released in July 2015, Windows 10 Version 1511, Windows 10 Home released in July 2015, Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 10 Version 1703
    KB4023814 Windows 10 display notification to install latest version

    This update cannot be uninstalled, but its effects can be undone. The post @Callender linked to tells you how.
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  8.    30 Mar 2018 #18

    Obviously can't speak for OP, but that fix won't work for me.
    zdzdz said: View Post
    Obviously this situation started on 18.12.2017 and again on 26.01.2018 when Microsoft pushed the updates KB4023814 and KB4023057.

    http://winveg.com/win/kb4023814-kb40...n-26-jan-2018/
    [Some versions of Windows 10 display a notification to install the latest version]

    So I found a workaround.

    This update keeps a copy in C:\WINDOWS\UpdateAssistant from where it installs itself in C:\Windows10Upgrade Also two tasks are created in Task Scheduler: \Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\UpdateAssistant which activates on logon, system reboot, etc. , \Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\UpdateAssistantCalendarRun which activates every 3 days at 10:30 AM.

    1. Uninstal regularly through the control panel "Upgrade Advisor to Windows 10"
    2. Delete the folder C:\WINDOWS\UpdateAssistant
    3. Delete tasks in Task Scheduler \Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\UpdateAssistant and
    \Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\UpdateAssistantCalendarRun

    Credit to 7lide
    I do have C:\WINDOWS\UpdateAssistantV2 with Windows10Upgrade.exe inside, but that is the end of similarities. There is no "C:\Windows10Upgrade" folder. There is "\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator" in task scheduler, but no"UpdateAssistant" or "UpdateAssistantCalendarRun" inside. There is no "Upgrade Advisor to Windows 10" to uninstall.

    I downloaded all the KB's manually and installed them, now fully up to date with 1703. I also downloaded 1709 ISO and burned it to DVD. I ran WUMT Wrapper Script afterwards to block any more updates until April's patch Tuesday or 1803 release, whichever comes first and looks safest.

    Thanks to my mobile phone "unlimited data" plan, downloading cumulative updates and even upgrade ISO files is no problem when done straight to the phone. Using the satellite ISP or mobile phone hotspot for updates is when being truly metered hurts.

    Good luck jmbtexas4.
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  9.    30 Mar 2018 #19

    Metered connection works perfectly on my Home Edition. See Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 - Page 55 - Windows 10 Tutorials

    I have set the connection as metered by this method: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely Solved - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums

    jmbtexas4 said: View Post
    I understand certain important updates can be installed even on metered connection
    Even important updates cannot be installed on my metered connection.
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