How to Monitor, Limit, and Restrict Data Usage in Windows 10

Learn How to Monitor or View the Data/Bandwidth Usage, Limit the Data Usage, and the Restrict or Disable the Background Data in Windows Windows lets its users perform three network management things – monitoring data usage, setting data limits, and restricting background data, through its Data usage section. Under the …

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Disable, Stop, Re-Start Windows Update Service Using Services

Use Services utility to Stop (or Restart) the Windows Update Service Windows Update is an essential part of keeping the Windows performance optimized with latest feature updates, and your Windows PC secure from online and offline threats via the security updates. However, there could be a variety of reasons for …

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Configure Windows Updates Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

How to Configure Windows Updates Using Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) With Windows 10, Microsoft removed various options that helped the users control the behaviour of how the updates were delivered to Windows computers. One of them was to the ability to be notified whenever an update was available and …

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Set Data/Bandwidth Limits on Update Downloads in Windows 10

How to Limit Data/Bandwidth Used in Downloading Updates in Windows Along with many great features, Windows 10 also brought a bad news to its users, bad for the users of limited data plans. With Windows 10, Microsoft removed the possibility to select the updates as well the option to download …

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How to Disable Automatic Driver Updates in Windows 10

Disable Automatic Hardware Driver Updates in Windows 10 The Driver updates don’t come as often as other types of updates such as operating system feature updates, quality updates, security updates, or application software updates. In case of Device drivers, the same version that came with your PC can be used …

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Pause/Defer Windows 10 Updates Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

Pause or Temporarily Stop Receiving Windows Updates Using GPEDIT.MSC Updates are important but sometimes they break things, therefore, it becomes important to defer them, at least for some time. Updates have dependencies; when you update, various software and apps have to be reconfigured, drivers lose their settings, possible compatibility issues, …

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Use Metered Connection to Stop Automatic Updates in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Automatic Updates in Windows 10 by Setting the Connection as Metered If you are using a limited data plan, and don’t want Windows to eat up your speed and a big part of your bandwidth (data) with its updates then you can use a wonderful built-in feature …

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Set Active Hours to Stop Windows Update Automatic Restarts

Set Active Hours to Stop Windows Update from Automatically Restarting Your PC Most people don’t realize that updates provide another layer of protection to your computer against malware and other types of threats. An up-to-date computer is less vulnerable to malware attacks than an out-of-date one. Let’s take the example …

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Enable/Disable Downloading Updates from/Uploading to Other PCs on Internet

Learn: How to Enable Downloading Updates from Other PCs on Local Network and the Internet How to Disable Downloading Updates from Other PCs on Local Network and the Internet How to Enable Uploading Updates to Other PCs on Local Network and the Internet How to Disable Uploading Updates to Other …

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Allow Automatic Updates over Metered Connection in Windows 10

Enable or Disable the Downloading of Automatic Updates over a Metered Connection in Windows Windows 10 has a great networking-related feature called Metered Connection that lets you set a connection as metered. Once you set a connection as metered, Windows will only download small and important updates such as security …

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