Windows 10: Updates and data reporting using Mobile Broadband

  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1

    Updates and data reporting using Mobile Broadband

    Before I return to 10 home version (reverted back to 8.1 for a few months), there are a few issues I can see and experienced when using the new system which need to be clarified/fixed before I go back to 10.

    Whilst it is fine using my home landline network to update a laptop and my desktop, the Updates and reporting when using Mobile Broadband will:

    1. Switch on my laptop when 'on the road' and then my bandwidth is eaten up by the updates and data reporting.

    2. Mobile Broadband is expensive and when the windows log files and updates action, it can eat up about 0.4 gb a day.

    As you can't control the timing of the updates and log data, this is making using Mobile Broadband frustrating and very expensive!

    For example, a couple of weeks ago, using 10, I had about 0.5gb of data allowance remaining on my dongle. Switched on the laptop and reporting/updates amounted to 0.4gb. Leaving me unable to use my laptop for the duration I needed it for.

    I appreciate the need for updates/reporting, but Microsoft seem to be oblivious to the needs and cost to Mobile Broadband users.

    Would switching over to Windows 10 pro overcome these issues, as I understand that with this version you can schedule updates and reporting?

    Basically, schedule the updates for when linked to an unlimited broadband home network rather than costly mobile broadband with data limits. The cost of Windows 10 pro would soon be recouped by savings on Mobile broadband.
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  2. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
       26 Aug 2015 #2


    you can set your Mobile Broadband connection as metered so Windows update wont download automatically new updates and use the connection for reporting problems.

    Good luck, werty
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  3.    26 Aug 2015 #3

    Thank you Werty. That's invaluable information, I often wondered what Metered readings were...shame the Microsoft publication 'Step by Step windows 8.1' doesn't put this in simple terms and what it actually meant!
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