Windows Update on (non-)metered connection.


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Windows Update on (non-)metered connection.


    Hi,

    I'm currently installing a computer for someone who basically uses it to pay bills and read emails. They connect to internet with an USB dongle that connects to 4G network. It is a non-metered subscription and I've changed that connection from the Windows Settings to non-metered connection. However, I've noticed two things:

    1. Windows Update won't donwload updates before pressing the download button (says that I'm using metered connection and charges may apply).
    2. When starting Outlook 2013, program starts in offline mode for the same reason - metered connection. Always have to press the connect button there to get started.

    Is there anyway to get at least the Windows Update to download and install automatically using 4G connection? If not from the Windows settings, maybe using gpedit/regedit?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Anyone? Is my only option to get wnap or similar 4g router where I can connect the PC by wire to get updates automatically?
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  3. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #3

    You could try this No Windows Updates over Mobile Broadband! - Windows 10 Forums - use the gpedit.msc option if you have 10 Pro - it worked for the OP on that thread..
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  4. Posts : 61,935
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Hello JaniN83, :)

    You might see if using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to set group policy to use the "4. Automatically download updates and install them on the schedule specified below" setting.

    I'm not sure if this will help though since Windows may always consider a "cellular" connection as metered no matter what you have your network location settings set to.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #5

    Brink said:
    I'm not sure if this will help though since Windows may always consider a "cellular" connection as metered no matter what you have your network location settings set to.
    It depends on the cost - see Wireless Network Metered Connection - Set in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If you set the 3G and 4G cost to unrestricted it works. Only tested through gpedit.msc but regedit should work too.
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  6. Posts : 61,935
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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