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    Windows 10 is a Bandwidth Hog

    Windows 10 churning through data, blowing up usage caps

    ZDnet by Zack Whittaker

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows...ing-data-caps/

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    I don't notice that.

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    I certainly saw an increased total monthly bandwidth usage whilst testing Win 10 TP. I have now settled down to using the standard upgrade version of Win10 Pro and, although there have been two rather large (2-3GB) updates since the initial installation, I am not personally limited by bandwidth. It is, however, true that thousands of users "out there" are severely restricted by monthly data caps (in fact, in my country there are many who typically have a 2GB monthly cap ...a severe restriction as far as having Windows 10 is concerned)
    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Motherboard (Military Class III); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 512GB SAMSUNG SD850 PRO SSD; 120GB SAMSUNG 840 SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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    This may be relatively new in Windows, but it's hardly new - this is a trend with just about everything. Devices, OS, and apps all behave as if everyone had free unlimited bandwidth 24/7. Look at how many apps on Apple and Android are tethered to the internet. Many don't work at all if you don't have a connection - you have to log in to use them.

    The one big difference here relates to updates. Requiring updates may be a bigger issue than MS appreciates.

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