1. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       21 Jul 2015 #1

    Compulsory Updates on 3G only PC?


    Following on from this...
    nigelmercier said: View Post
    I have at least 5 Windows 7 PCs in my house and one on my boat. I really don't want to have to download Windows several times, especially on the 3G only computer.
    I'm a bit concerned about the so called compulsory updates. I understand that once Windows 10 has been installed, all critical updates are automatically downloaded, and your can't turn this off.

    I have a PC that only has a 3G connection most of the time, but once a week or so I connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot for any large downloads, including checking updates.

    What will happen when I get Windows 10?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       21 Jul 2015 #2
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,453
    Windows 10
       21 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi,
    In win 8/10 you can set up a metered or non metered connection to prevent large downloads
    If you set your 3G connection as metered then it will prevent downloads, these will then occur when you connect to a WiFi hotspot

    Wireless Network Metered Connection - Set in Windows 10

    EDIT: Beaten to it
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       21 Jul 2015 #4

    Great news, thanks both. I was really concerned about this.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       21 Jul 2015 #5

    Glad we could help.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Surrey, UK
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       03 Nov 2016 #6

    Is there a solution for PCs with an Ethernet connection, and monthly usage capped by the ISP? (More accurately, an ISP who changes >2/GB over the monthly limit). I did find this How to Set an Ethernet Connection as Metered in Windows 8 and 10 but am wary. Ideally, where I can absolutely control what updates to download and when.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       03 Nov 2016 #7

    Hello DarkStar, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, you could set an Ethernet connection to be metered to effectively disable automatic updates as well.

    How to Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Surrey, UK
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       03 Nov 2016 #8

    Thank you - I didn't find that thread when I did a Search (I tried 'metered connection', without the quotes) For others, I've seen this too: Setting ethernet as a metered connection no longer working - Windows 10 Forums
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       03 Nov 2016 #9

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