Windows 10: Windows Update with Metered connection fails: Creators Update 15063.0 Solved

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       21 Sep 2017 #11

    cereberus said: View Post
    What is the big deal - it only takes seconds to turn metered connection off.
    It's a big deal if you are on a tight capped connection. Turning off metered connections doesn't just affect windows update, it allows all other apps to use the connection too. For example, Spotlight will download a new batch of images as soon as you turn it off.
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  2.    21 Sep 2017 #12

    Re 'What is the big deal': Just because there's a work-around (turning metered off and then back on again) doesn't mean there's not a problem.
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  3.    19 Nov 2017 #13

    This problem may be fixed after the 1709 update.
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       19 Nov 2017 #14

    rickhev1 said: View Post
    This problem may be fixed after the 1709 update.
    Yes, you're right. Thank you for reminding me I had opened this thread - it's time to mark it 'Solved'.

    In fact, the fix in the Fall Creators update has addressed the other part of this issue too...

    Bree said: View Post
    If you are on the Creators Update then some essential updates will supposedly be downloaded even on metered connections. There was a subtle change in the wording than first appeared in 1703.

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    It's this that doesn't seem to be working as intended. I haven't yet seen anything download on a metered connection...
    It now seems to be working as intended and I have seen updates that download over a metered connection...

    Bree said:
    ...Checking for updates over metered connections now appears to work as intended, and it is becoming clear which updates are "required to keep Windows running smoothly". Apparently a Flash security update is too urgent to delay, while a cumulative update can wait for an unmetered connection.
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