At Version 1511, How to pass up Infinite Updates & Get Latest V?

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    At Version 1511, How to pass up Infinite Updates & Get Latest V?

    Just got internet service (for the poor) on laptop I've had 2 years. My version is 1511, so Windows Update is inundating me with endless updates - still at 1511! Not only is my internet slow, but I'm only allowed up to 150G a month. Please tell me how to STOP the updates & just download or procure the latest version.

    The only choice I see (the only choice in 1511v?) is to uninstall the long list of updates, but I figure if I do that, Windows Update will just start all over again.

    Please hurry with the most efficient & expedient solution - burning precious Gigs as we speak that I can't afford!
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)


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

    is one way to stop updates. Is yours Home or Pro? Or something else?

    I would guess what may be happening is repeated failed attempts to upgrade your PC.

    Updates are cumulative, so think - base build + 1 cumulative update + maybe a couple of other small ones and you're up to date. It's not like Win 7.

    You can try downloading an iso of the latest build manually, so you can retry with that as often as you like.

    To upgrade you would simply use that iso initially.

    It would be useful to see a screenshot of your Update History (via Settings, Update) so we can see what is happening.

    Note that the next major build (1809) is coming soon (been delayed). You may wish then to wait a couple of months until the first major update after that is released, as MS has blundered with this release.

    The choice is yours.

    If your Update History shows an attempt to upgrade (presumably to build 1803) is failing, then some repair actions will be required.
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    Thread Starter

    Right now, it's working on downloading the 2017-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB4041689). I was hoping to pass up all the updates it will take to get to the latest version, but realize it needs to build cumulatively.

    It's just that yesterday it took ALL DAY to download just to 25%. So at this rate, it will be YEARS to accumulate to the latest version. Certainly there's a better way to get to the latest version.
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  4. Posts : 43,247
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Download links are posted at the end of every article per update per build in the News section, so if you can download the updates on a different PC with a faster connection, that would help.

    You can see available updates here:
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    (I've searched it for 1511 for you).A

    A new build iso is around 4Gb - the first cumulative update after a new build can sometimes be 50% of that or more.

    Assuming 64 bits, this is what you are downloading:
    Products Classification Last Updated Version Size
    2017-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB4041689) Windows 10 Security Updates 10/5/2017 n/a 1112.6 MB
    Cumulative Update KB4041689 Windows 10 v1511 Build 10586.1176 - Windows 10 Forums
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    This is another option that you can try:

    Find a flash drive that you can format ( > or = 8 GB)
    See if you can find a computer to use at a public library, work computer, friend or relative or neighbor's computer
    Create a bootable Windows 10 iso:
    Download Windows 10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Use the Windows 10 iso to perform an in place upgrade repair:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Elect to perform Windows updates after the upgrade is completed with the Windows 10 iso.

    The updates should be shorter after installing Windows 10 1803 using the Windows 10 iso.
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    Thread Starter

    Thank you Z, I will try that. I also just noticed that all my applications were automatically being updated by the windows store, so I stopped all that. Hopefully, that will help my windows updates to go smoother & faster. So, I will wait until my cumulative update for 1511 finishes before trying your next step.
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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    If you haven't already, you should set your network connection as metered so Windows limits how much it uses it, which is a little wider than just updates.
    If you are using WiFi, this is how you would do it:
    Set Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10

    There's a way to set wired ethernet connections as metered too, although I think Option 1 will only work in a later version than 1511, so you may be limited to Option 2 at present.
    Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks to all who responded! My problem resolved itself, believe it or not. After I stopped all the windows store application updates, my cumulative 1511 update & download went a little faster. My intuition kept telling me to just chill instead of assuming the worst, so I chilled. As soon as the 1511 build finished downloading, when I restarted my PC - voila! - I was in the land of Oz - aka - April 2018 1803 version!

    It only makes sense that Windows should bump me on up, so I'm soooo glad they did!

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  9. Posts : 43,247
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Glad your upgrade went well. Many don't from so long a time back..

    Watch out for file type association problems in that build.
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