Windows 10: background downloads

Discus and support background downloads in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; i have data caps, so i have metered connection turned on for windows 10, but so far this month windows downloaded almost 10 gigs in the background, im... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Devon..., Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Devon... Win User

    background downloads


    i have data caps, so i have metered connection turned on for windows 10, but so far this month windows downloaded almost 10 gigs in the background, im assuming it was windows 11, since i have the this computer isnt compatible with windows 11 thing showing up on windows update now, but i dont have a tmp chip since its an older system so had no plans to upgrade yet it seems to have downloaded the files anyway, ignoring the fact im on a metered connection, i used gpedit to turn off automatic windows update all together, any idea if this will stop things like this happening again unless i manually

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    Devon..., Oct 14, 2021
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  2. Background applications

    Hi Robert,

    We understand that you don't want some apps to run on the background of your computer. What we suggest is to
    control which apps are allowed to run in the background. To see which apps have permission, just follow the below steps:

    • Open the Start menu or Start screen and select “Settings.”
    • Click or tap the “Privacy” icon in the Settings.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select “Background apps.”
    • You’ll see a list of apps that have permission to run in the background with an “On/Off” toggle.
    Just bear in mind that, apps normally run in the background to update their live tiles, download new data, and receive notifications. If you want an app to continue performing these functions, you should allow it to continue running in
    the background.

    Feel free to update us with the results.
     
    Michelle Vil, Oct 14, 2021
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  3. Slideshow as desktop background.

    Hi Marilyn,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to try the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows Logo Key + I. Then click on Personalization.
    • Click on Background to change it.
    For reference:

    Change desktop background and colors



    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Oct 14, 2021
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  4. background downloads

    Windows 10 Task menu background transparency

    Hi,

    Thank you for your response.

    Apologize for delay in reply.

    As a workaround, I suggest you to change the desktop background/ remove the desktop background and check.

    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.
    • Select Add an Account.
    • Enter a user name and hit Next.
    • Click on Finish.
    • Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    • Check if issue persists.

    Please reply to us with the status of the issue.

    Thanks.

     
    Anil Madishetty, Oct 14, 2021
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