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  1. Posts : 171
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
       29 Apr 2016 #1

    Size of Win10 Updates


    I upgraded my Win 7 to Win10 back in August.
    Circumstances forced me to use my Win XP until now.
    I am sure there are numerous updates and fixes that have been released since October.
    How can I determine how big those updates are in advance so I can schedule them (I have a 10GB limit per month).
    Thanks.

    Doug
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  2.    29 Apr 2016 #2

    There was a major update to 10586 around 3GB and several updates say around 0.5GB each. When you update most updates are cumulative it only downloads the most recent update as that supersedes all previous updates.

    Your bigger issue is general telemetry burning your allowance. If using wifi, set pc to metered connection, and turn off auto updates from various programs.
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    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
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       29 Apr 2016 #3

    Thanks Cereberus.
    It is actually an LTE wireless hub (ZTE).
    How do I set the PC to a metered connection?
    Thanks.

    Edit.
    Nevermind Cereberus, I found out that you cannot set an Ethernet connection as Metered in Windows 10
    Last edited by dlwmacgregor; 29 Apr 2016 at 10:34.
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  4.    29 Apr 2016 #4

    dlwmacgregor said: View Post
    Thanks Cereberus.
    It is actually an LTE wireless hub (ZTE).
    How do I set the PC to a metered connection?
    Thanks.

    Edit.
    Nevermind Cereberus, I found out that you cannot set an Ethernet connection as Metered in Windows 10
    You can do more or less the same by disabling the windows 10 update service by running services.msc, but if you do that you need to enable it periodically to get updates.
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  5. Posts : 171
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
    Thread Starter
       29 Apr 2016 #5

    All the updates were completed successfully and the total download was 721 MB. Last date I used Win10 was Sept 19th, 2015. Not bad.
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       29 Apr 2016 #6

    dlwmacgregor said: View Post
    All the updates were completed successfully and the total download was 721 MB. Last date I used Win10 was Sept 19th, 2015. Not bad.
    Just a note, my late July or early August RTM was numbered 10240 and in November there was a new update [bigger, takes longer] called Version 1511 Build 10586.0, I am now up to Build 10586.218 on 3 Desktops and 4 Notebooks with a newer update coming. The Version 1511 number signifies as being Nov. 2015.

    To see your version hold down the Windows key and press R to get the Run dialog box. Type winver and press Enter.
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  7. Posts : 171
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
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       29 Apr 2016 #7

    My Windows 10 version using winver is showing as 10240 but when I search for updates in Settings it says "your device is up-to-date".
    I was wrong about the last used date...it was October 17th, 2015.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Win10 Updates.jpg  
    Last edited by dlwmacgregor; 29 Apr 2016 at 18:20. Reason: Adding screen capture
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  8. Posts : 171
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
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       29 Apr 2016 #8

    I guess I'll have to use the Media Creation Tool to Upgrade to 1511.

    What I can't understand is why it won't download and install the upgrade by itself.
    Last edited by dlwmacgregor; 30 Apr 2016 at 16:48.
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  9.    01 May 2016 #9

    size of updates


    Where and how to check the size of these updates? It's not displayed in Control Panel Windows Updates.
    The installed updates is not even in Program Files Installed Updates.
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  10.    03 May 2016 #10

    Doug did you get it to patch all the way up to the current version, 10586.218?

    I know you can search the MS Catalog by KB update number and it will show the file size of the update, but that's definitely not a very efficient way to check. Control panel, installed updates, won't show it even if you filter by details.
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