Windows 10: Stopping auto updates on metered connection windows 10 home
Stopping auto updates on metered connection windows 10 home
I have a small metered connection. It's only 1 GB per month. And I can't delay the auto updates until I'm at a public connection.
My computer sneaks, and downloads the auto updates without me knowing it . And if I do know it, I can't stop them so I can wait until I get to a public connection without disconnecting from the internet.
It's mostly Windows Defender updates. Sometimes there are two or three a day.
The auto updates alone use up more than my monthly data allotment.
Settings/network and internet/advanced options
and all I get from that is a page listing the properties like Manufacturer, and Description.
What I want to do is postpone or stop the auto updates until I'm at a public connection so I don't have to use my private, metered connection to download the updates.
Hello, there are various ways bandwidth may be used in the background.
Just a few quick ideas..
1. Windows universal apps update automatically on a schedule
Store Update Apps Automatically - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
2. Some of these update their data in the background
Settings, search 'background', Choose which apps can run in the background
3. Windows updates
E.g. Control by using Wifi and selecting a metered connection
& if you have other updatable MS products
Windows Updates for Microsoft Products - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
4. Your AV as you know
- specific to your AV
5. Desktop programs you've installed that may check periodically and update automatically (usually there's an option and during installation).
- setting specific to each program
6. Using cloud access - e.g. OneDrive
And I suppose if you were to use a more sophisticated firewall, you could consider using firewall rules to block access where relevant.
I'm sure those with Home will add more ideas for you. I don't use Defender, so will leave comment on that to others.
In addition to the above, do you have your Internet connect set as metered in Windows 10?
Hi Brink - noted your tutorial says
If you have a metered Internet connection, setting your network connection to metered in Windows can help you reduce the amount of data you send and receive, and prevent Windows Update from automatically downloading and installing updates.
Other things I've read says that only applies to Wifi connections e.g.
Enable Metered Connection to Delay Windows 10 Updates
Could you clarify what currently works? I've never actually had reason to try it. Thanks!
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