windows updates

  1. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    windows updates

    Hello Everyone, I have just purchased Windows 10 Home 64 bit. I do like it, but I have had to unplug the pc, and
    go back to my Windows 7 pc due to the updates.I have a NBN Satellite dish and in the few days I was using Windows 10 it had used up 5gbs in no time. I am on a 30gb plan during peak hours, and I was wondering if there
    is any way you can set this to download in off peak hours as I have 20gbs in off peak hours that I do not use,am
    not a night owl. I have gone into Microsoft Store and turned of apps from automatically updating, and uninstalled
    anything I wont be using like Acer bloatware, and candy crush soda, and a few other things. I have no other options
    in my area for internet access, am in a black spot area,and the Satellite plans can become very expensive.
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  2. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)

    Might try looking into changing the Active Hours settings.

    windows updates-offhours.png

    Good luck.
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  3. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    windows updates

    Thank you for replying CWGillley, I have tried the above settings, but it still downloads through the day time.
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  4. Posts : 25,009
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Welcome to TenForums @ethel,

    Active hours only changes the time it will reboot to finish installing updates, not when it downloads them. Pro has more options available through Group Policy editor, but for Home the most convenient way to prevent updates downloading when you don't want them to is to set a metered connection. You can then manually check for updates at a time of your choosing, with an option to permit the download on a metered connection. Or just turn off metering over night while you have an uncapped connection (remembering to turn it back on in the morning).

    Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10
    Set Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    windows update

    Thank you Bree for replying, I will set the Ethernet connection as metered, and see how I go.
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  6. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    windows update

    Thank you everyone for trying to help me. I have tried to set the Ethernet connection as metered, but when I click
    on that connection nothing comes up about metered. Maybe this version of Windows 10 is not up to date enough yet.
    I will leave it now until next month when my data begins again, and let it update then. I will stay with Windows 7
    until then.
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