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    Shaping windows update behavior while travelling

    This isn't quite the same problem as wanting to pick and choose which updates are applied or wishing to defer all updates until further notice.
    I will be travelling for a few weeks with my laptop and can't predict when I will have reliable wifi. I suspect that most of the time I won't. I would like to shape the Windows update behaviour so that updates are downloaded/initiated on my say so.
    I haven't had any concerns about Microsoft imposing its updates on me while I am at home, but the thought of the anniversary update starting while I'm sitting in a railway station isn't a soothing one.
    I have Windows 10 Pro, if that changes anything.
    We're in a mobile and agile world but not everyone has access to continuous fast wifi, so this can't be a unique problem.
    Has anyone solved this for themselves and can advise me?

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    "As with Windows 8.1, Windows 10 won't automatically download updates or apps if it detects that your PC is using a metered connection. Similarly, Delivery Optimization won't automatically download or send parts of updates or apps to other PCs on the Internet if it detects that you're using a metered connection." Microsoft
    1. Amend Windows Update so your device doesn't update from more than one place. This means that any update comes directly from Microsoft instead of via other devices using Windows 10's WUDO (Windows Update Delivery Optimization). See Windows 10 How To: Turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO) for more info.
    2. Use 'metered connections' when using WiFi. Unfortunately this has to be set for each wireless connection individually. See How, When, and Why to Set a Connection as Metered on Windows 10 for more info. Turn off 'metered connections' when you do want to update over WiFi on a particular connection.
      (Note that OneDrive sychronisation apparently ignores your choice of 'metered connections'.)

    Hope this helps...

    PS - None of my Windows 10 devices have updated to Anniversary Update. It looks like MS may have put this on hold temporarily whilst they sort out all the reported glitches.
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2016-09-05 at 04:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    [LIST=1]...None of my Windows 10 devices have updated to Anniversary Update. It looks like MS may have put this on hold temporarily whilst they sort out all the reported glitches.
    I have used the MCT to upgrade several customers' systems to v1607 B14393.51, last couple were B14393.105.

    Haven't really seen any "glitches" - just takes some time for the upgrade to take effect (usually 2-3hours).
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
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