1.    01 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10

    Disable Windows Update download?

    Is there a way to totally disable Windows Update like the last versions?

    I maxed my data because I think Windows Update doesn't recognize my phone's mobile hotspot as a "metered connection". Either that or it simply doesn't work for all metered connections.

    I checked the Advanced Options but all I found was...

    "You'll be asked to schedule a restart to finish installing updates. Updates won't download over a metered connection (where charges may apply)."

    But this doesn't indicate that it won't "predownload" the updates.

    Is there a way to toally turn this off. Cuz pretty much, this autodownload cost me like $40 and I didn't even notice it was happening while I was using my computer with my phone hotspot!
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  2.    01 Oct 2016 #2

    updates out of control - Windows 10 Forums

    NB: You will have to expressly grant access to apps that need to go online..like browser etc...
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  3.    01 Oct 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 793
    Windows 7

    You could disable the Windows Update service. Of course I don't know what other functionality might be effected.
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  4.    02 Oct 2016 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    You could disable the Windows Update service. Of course I don't know what other functionality might be effected.
    Windows re-enables it anyway at start-up.

    'Suppose one could set a scheduled task to disable it... I think it's better to control stuff via firewall.
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