Soon Windows 10 Will Download ‘Some’ Updates Even On Metered Connections, Microsoft Confirms

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Short Bytes: A new change has been observed in the latest Windows 10 Insider Build 15058. Windows 10 now includes the functionality to download some updates even if an internet connection is set as metered. Microsoft said these critical fixes are required for Windows to run smoothly, and they won’t be pushing heavy updates over metered connections.

For the ones running limited data on the Windows PC’s, setting their internet connection as metered has been a savior against the ruthless automatic updates which contribute to the surge in data bills.

Microsoft is about to reduce the data stopping capabilities of the metered connection feature in Windows 10. Spotted by Windows Supersite, the latest fast ring Windows 10 build 15058 released last week includes a message under the Windows Update settings header. It says that Windows will download selected updates, even over a metered connection, which are required to keep Windows running smoothly.

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Before you start thinking of it as a horrible nightmare, Microsoft has to say something on their part. The company told Supersite Windows that they wouldn’t be pushing big updates over metered connections, but only critical fixes, if required.

Even if we assume that the critical fixes would be less frequent, the question about their bandwidth consumption over metered connections remains unclear. Also, the said change is the part of a Windows Insider build; it might change before the Creators Update. Or, maybe, it would make its way to Windows 10 as the update is in its final stages and expected to release next month.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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