1.    06 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10

    windows downloading updates while gaming/streaming?


    does windows 10 download updates while gaming online ? i searched but could not find an answer. I already switched off the peer to peer updates and changed updates to notify. but it sometime feels like i'm getting more lag at times compared to win 8 on the same game servers?
    Does anyone know for sure that win 10 pauses downloading updates when a game is running?
    I've asked support but support seems to be avoiding the question.

    I know the scheduled update time is 2:30 am from a helpful insider, But most people dont leave their pc on all night. If i turn on my pc and start netfix or online gaming and there is an update due, will it start downloading while i'm trying to play or stream so i know win 10 isnt suitable for all gamers and i can go back to win 7 or 8 until they fix it?
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  2.    03 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    I find this frustrating too , loosing control of my PC and making gaming a problem at times ! well , I suspect it ...

    Please make it possible to disable updates when I am gaming , why can't I manually check every day like I would with W7 and W8.1 . It should just check for updates when the PC is started or at a time we set and if that time is missed it could be forced to check the next day . I could live with that but not while I am gaming , why can't Quiet Hours also turn off any updating so my system can run optimally when in heavy use ?

    Please
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  3.    03 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,399
    Windows10

    If using wifi, set connection to metered connection.

    If ethernet (or wif), you can turn off windows update service by running services.msc but REMEMBER to turn back on when finished with games.
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  4.    04 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,168
    W10 Insider + Linux

    I don't know if it exists in standard W10 version yet but on insider version you can also set "Quiet hours" only during which time windows would download and install updates. I suppose it will be available at end of July when Rs1 comes to everybody's desktops.
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