1.    17 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 update download uses entire bandwidth


    Hi all,Whenever windows downloads updates, it always uses the entire internet bandwidth. Due to this, I can't even check emails ,even antivirus can't download updates and it takes many hours before I can finally use the PC. I find this a big pain that I can't even do basic stuff online and have to keep the PC switched on just to download the updates!!! Is there any way to limit the bandwidth used by the update download. I have tried the option mentioned here,http://superuser.com/questions/10392...adb1?auth=1But still windows ignores it and I am helpless. I am not looking forward to install 3rd party software to limit the bandwidth due to snooping/privacy concerns.
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  2.    17 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,488
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, presumably your connection has a very limited data rate- what is it? E.g.
    https://www.speedtest.net/

    You could block updates and receive a notification:
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    or this:
    Download Windows Update MiniTool - MajorGeeks
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  3.    19 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, presumably your connection has a very limited data rate- what is it? E.g.
    Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

    You could block updates and receive a notification:
    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	5 
Size:	60.0 KB 
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    or this:
    Download Windows Update MiniTool - MajorGeeks
    Thanks for the reply.Well, I really don't want to block updates. All I want is to limit the bandwidth used by the update without using third party software. I have a 2 mbps connection.
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  4.    20 Dec 2016 #4
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    UK, Midlands
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    3rd party tool. Windows per se is an OS. It can't provide every feature people want.
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