Windows 10: Stop Windows Update from downloading whilst on Mobile Data

  1.    19 Oct 2017 #1

    Stop Windows Update from downloading whilst on Mobile Data

    We have come across some of our LINX1010 devices that are downloading Windows Updates whilst they are on a mobile connection and not Wi-Fi.

    I have had a look at trying to set the mobile data to be a metered connection to stop updates from going on whilst they are using mobile data but I can't see any options to do this, the only place I can find to setup a metered connection is under Wi-Fi settings.

    Does anyone know of a way I can stop Windows Updates from going on whilst a device is on Mobile Data?
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       21 Oct 2017 #2

    @Stokesyboy - welcome to TenForums open PC Settings > Network & Internet:

    Set Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials

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  3.    23 Oct 2017 #3


    I've just had a look but the mobile network doesn't show... Only shows 3 Wi-Fi networks in the area.

    Talking to Microsoft support on Friday they advised to disable the Windows Update service and this will stop it searching. Only problem is that it stops defender updates as well. They mentioned that whenever there is a internet connection (Mobile or Wi-Fi) Windows will always look for updates and there is no way to stop it searching on mobile other than disabling the service.
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