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    Choose how updates are delivered

    Downloading Windows updates and apps to/from other PCs
    Can you please clarify for me the meaning of the “Off” tab below?
    Does this indicate the current status is Off, and I will not receive or send updates to my other systems, or is it actually On, until I select it to turn it Off.
    My first impression is that this should indicate the current status. But my bank, with respect to whether or not I want to receive paper statements, uses the same type of button and when it shows “Off” it actually means it is “On”, meaning I will receive paper statements unless I change it to show “On”. I confirmed the real meanings by changing it twice and receiving e-mail confirmations indicating that this un-intuitive change had been made to my profile.
    Thank you.


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    That's off. It's not as crazy as your bank.

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    Please check this information that i found from Microsoft Site:

    Windows Update Delivery Optimization lets you get Windows updates and Windows Store apps from sources in addition to Microsoft. This can help you get updates and apps more quickly if you have a limited or unreliable Internet connection. And if you own more than one PC, it can reduce the amount of Internet bandwidth needed to keep all of your PCs up-to-date. Delivery Optimization also sends updates and apps from your PC to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet.
    Delivery Optimization works in two ways.
    Download updates and apps from other PCs
    In addition to downloading updates and apps from Microsoft, Windows will get updates and apps from other PCs that already have them. You can choose which PCs you get these updates from:
    PCs on your local network. When Windows downloads an update or app, it will look for other PCs on your local network that have already downloaded the update or app using Delivery Optimization. Windows then downloads parts of the file from those PCs and parts of the file from Microsoft. Windows doesn’t download the entire file from one place. Instead, the download is broken down into smaller parts. Windows uses the fastest, most reliable download source for each part of the file.
    PCs on your local network and PCs on the Internet. Windows uses the same process as when getting updates and apps from PCs on your local network, and also looks for PCs on the Internet that can be used as a source to download parts of updates and apps.
    Send updates and apps to other PCs
    When Delivery Optimization is turned on, your PC sends parts of apps or updates that you’ve downloaded using Delivery Optimization to other PCs on your local network, or on the Internet, depending on your settings.
    Delivery Optimization downloads the same updates and apps that you get through Windows Update and the Windows Store. Delivery Optimization creates a local cache, and stores files that it has downloaded in that cache for a short period of time. Depending on your settings, Windows then send parts of those files to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet that are downloading the same files.


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