Windows now doing automatic updates over metered connection

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows now doing automatic updates over metered connection


    I have metered connection on and auto. download over metered off. This worked to prevent automatic updates until 2018-11-14, when it downloaded lots of updates anyway. Does anyone know what has changed? Is there any way now to prevent auto. updates with Windows Home?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 34,875
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    That started to become an unreliable way to do that a long time back, and MS has made simple ways less effective.

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


  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Many thanks. I didn't know about this product. It seems to work like a charm. No more lying about metered connections.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 34,875
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    You're welcome. If you search, there are other things around that claim to stop updates too.

    If you use Defender, you may wish to consider how it will update.

    You can manually scan with a tool such as Windows Update Minitool (free).
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    The product I installed is called WUMT Wrapper Script. It invokes Windows Update Minitool. It also claims to handle Windows Defender updates, though I don't run that myself.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #6

    rickhev1 said:
    I have metered connection on and auto. download over metered off. This worked to prevent automatic updates until 2018-11-14, when it downloaded lots of updates anyway.
    I think this was because you had installed KB4023057, which my Windows Updates MiniTool has found today but I will never install. I have used a metered connection on my Windows 10 Home, on which auto-updates has been disabled.

    Microsoft trying to push KB4023057 again to user systems - gHacks Tech News
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I just checked history, and I had not previously installed KB4023057, but interestingly, Check for Updates wants to install it now.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #8

    rickhev1 said:
    I just checked history, and I had not previously installed KB4023057
    What updates had been installed?

    rickhev1 said:
    The product I installed is called WUMT Wrapper Script.
    Wrapper Script should have disabled Windows Update, so the following should not have happened.

    rickhev1 said:
    it downloaded lots of updates anyway.
    No updates will be downloaded automatically with Windows Update disabled.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I've had no problem with WUMT wrapper script, which I installed ydy. after Win. Update had downloaded lots of updates over what I said was a metered connection.

    The culprit could have been KB4462919, which I installed in Oct. Prior to that it hadn't downloaded over metered.
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #10

    rickhev1 said:
    The culprit could have been KB4462919, which I installed in Oct. Prior to that it hadn't downloaded over metered.
    I also installed KB4462919 in October, but no updates have been downloaded automatically via my metered connection. See below:

    Windows now doing automatic updates over metered connection-history.jpg
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:20.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums