Windows 10: Compulsory Updates on 3G only PC? Solved

  1.    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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  3.    21 Jul 2015 #3

    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

    EDIT: Beaten to it :)
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  4.    21 Jul 2015 #4

    Great news, thanks both. I was really concerned about this.
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       21 Jul 2015 #5

    Glad we could help. :)
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  6.    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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       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.    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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