How to disable Windows 10 to send updates to other computers on the Internet
Still not tired of articles and news on Windows 10? No? Well. In March it became known that in Windows 10, built a new deployment mechanism for updates (Windows Update Delivery Optimization or WUDO). It is based on P2P technology and works as a torrent client. In other words, when you download updates from servers Microsoft Windows computer 10 begins to automatically send them to other devices on the Internet, which have not had time to download.
On the one hand it allows the company to reduce the load on their servers, and with another – provides higher download speed of the updates. At the same time because the connection to the optical fiber is not at all, this innovation is beneficial not for everyone. This is especially true for the «victims» of mobile operators and their network infrastructure, whose quality and speed of connections in individual regions do not always reach those in third world countries. As well as downloading (upload) affects the speed of downloading (download), the use of WUDO on computers with slow connections will inevitably lead to a noticeable delays when opening web pages, streaming video, etc.
Fortunately, the operating system allows you to disable the exchange of updates with other computers, and below I step by step tell you how to do it.
- So, go to Settings (key + i) and navigate to «Upgrade and security».
- In the section «Windows update», click «advanced settings».
- Now click «Choose how and when to update».
- You will see that the default selected option is «PC in a local network and a PC on the Internet.»
- Here you can either completely disable the sending of updates, moving the slider to «Off» or to include the exchange of updates only to computers in a local home or office network.