Disable Updates to save bandwidth in Windows 10
Windows Updates are some software parts for Microsoft Windows, to fix issues, secure the Windows, and add more features.
Windows 10 comes with a feature to deliver the Windows Updates quickly and to reduce the bandwidth usage from Microsoft’s own servers. This feature is called as windows Update Delivery Optimization or WUDO service.
It uses internet and local network share the updates among other windows 10 users and it is already enabled in almost all versions of windows 10. So, the software updates of windows 10 can be shared from one user to another even faster. However, the settings of Windows 10 are so complex that it’s not so easy for a normal user to find out about this feature and to disable it.
The Windows Update Delivery Optimization service works similarly to torrents. It uses peer-to-peer technology, which includes direct sharing of file parts over internet.
Your Windows 10 PC or Laptop downloads updates from Microsoft or any other Windows 10 PC and then keeps distributing the updates to other Windows 10 PCs over the internet and local network. This way Windows Updates consume a huge amount of your upload bandwidth.
The settings of Windows 10 are so complex that it’s not so easy for a normal user to find out about this feature and disable it.
Please follow the steps below to disable the Windows Update Delivery Optimization service and save your bandwidth:
Go to Settings> All Settings in Start Menu.
Click on Update & Security that is displayed at the bottom-left corner on the Settings windows.
It will then redirect you to Update and Security dialog. Click on the first option Windows Update.
- Now, click on Advanced options at the bottom of the window.
Under the Advanced Options, click on Choose how updates are delivered.
Now, you can find a icon that is turned ‘On’. Just disable the toggle by sliding it towards OFF.
Congratulations! You have just saved your bandwidth from Windows Update Delivery Optimization feature on your Windows 10. Microsoft will no longer be able to steal your bandwidth for their own job. Please let us in the comments if you need any further help.