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  1.    30 Sep 2017 #1
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    Windows update using all available bandwidth. Disabled the p2p updates


    I've already changed my update settings to disable Windows 10 P2P updates because my upload is less than a 1MB, but every time I get a Windows update for my system it steals all of my limited 4.1MB download bandwidth.

    Its becoming really frustrating because whatever I'm doing at the time online becomes almost impossible. Videos on YouTube will grind to a halt, or at best become sub 240p with constant buffering issues pausing the video every 10/20 seconds.

    Every other version of Windows I've used (every version since XP) has never behaved like this before, and other software that updates in the background will adapt taking into consideration what the user is currently doing. Its become so annoying that I've been opening task manger and ending Windows update processes, but even than is persistently restarts the update process again.

    If I had decent internet speeds this probably wouldn't be an issues for me.
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  2.    30 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Microsoft Windows 10 x64

    hello
    same problem here, i did not find a solution.
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  3.    30 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,943
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, you can choose when Windows downloads updates by setting Windows update to Notify - that means you get an action centre notification, and when you click on that, Settings opens and you see what the update is. You can chose to download it at your convenience.

    I have posted about this a number of times - it's available to Home and Pro although the latter has more control via the group policy editor.

    How? By any of these methods:
    a. Using Winaero's free tweaker (convenient)
    b. If you have Win 10 Pro using the Group Policy editor - see the tutorial
    c. If you have Home - by using a registry edit or reg file - see the tutorial

    Tutorial: (includes Notify)
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    Either Option 1, 4 or Option 2 4

    And finally if you have Pro you can set Defer Feature Updates
    - which means you can delay major build upgrades.

    There are further time delays available via the group Policy Editor (Pro).


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    Other updates:
    Note that Settings allows you to select which apps update data in the background; there's also a 4 hourly scheduled task run to update the universal apps.
    Last edited by dalchina; 30 Sep 2017 at 16:10.
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  4.    30 Sep 2017 #4
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  5.    30 Sep 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Thank you for the suggestions. I found this potential solution that involves editing the registry to enable and limit maximum bandwidth for Window bits?

    How To: Stop Windows windows update from using all your bandwidth - Thomas Barthelemy

    Windows update has been going on all day, since this morning, and if I don't keep killing the processes my internet is basically unusable. This is such a stupid over site by MS, although I find it hard to believe this is an over site. I shouldn't have to select different hours for updates, and when I'm not using my desktop PC its booted down anyway. I'm kinda missing windows 8 now but my win8 activation key is probably useless by now.
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  6.    30 Sep 2017 #6
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    I've never noticed a problem with it myself, and the final drop to my house is a copper telephone wire. 37Mb/s down, 9Mb/s up. TalkTalk £25 /mth (currently including almost all calls, line rental and a mobile allowance) - using ethernet.

    There are some big updates- 3Gb+ for build upgrades, then often a similar sized one following that.
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  7.    30 Sep 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    I've never noticed a problem with it myself, and the final drop to my house is a copper telephone wire. 37Mb/s down, 9Mb/s up. TalkTalk £25 /mth (currently including almost all calls, line rental and a mobile allowance) - using ethernet.

    There are some big updates- 3Gb+ for build upgrades, then often a similar sized one following that.
    I'm in the UK and speed without updating to optical isn't great 4.1MB/0.7MB
    I just set the update times between 5am-6am as a temporary measure, and it still keeps updating itself? This version of windows really doesn't care about giving its users a somewhat false sense that they're in control of their own operating system.
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  8.    30 Sep 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by D4ni3l View Post
    hello
    same problem here, i did not find a solution.
    I'm going to try this solution later. I'll report back tomorrow if it works out.
    How To: Stop Windows windows update from using all your bandwidth - Thomas Barthelemy
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  9.    30 Sep 2017 #9
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    I just set the update times between 5am-6am as a temporary measure,
    How did you do that? Enable/disable the update service on a schedule? A firewall?

    If you mean Active Hours - that just means your PC won't restart during that period- but it will download and certainly install updates which don't need a restart.

    Note this extra level of control coming in the future (insider builds at present):
    Limit Bandwidth of Windows Update and Store App Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials
    Last edited by dalchina; 30 Sep 2017 at 14:54.
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  10.    30 Sep 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    How did you do that? Enable/disable the update service on a schedule? A firewall?

    If you mean Active Hours - that just means your PC won't restart during that period- but it will download and certainly install updates which don't need a restart.
    Your right, I changed the active hours without really paying attention, which of course will not stop the update process.

    I'm just really frustrated at the moment because other people are also using the home connection, and when I boot up my desktop it immediately starts updating, using all the bandwidth, and stopping everyone else from using the internet. My only access to the web right now is my win10 PC, so to use the web I have to keep stopping the update process all the time. It's a ridiculous situation to be in, and its been going on since this morning.
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