Windows 10: Windows updates even with metered conection set

Discus and support Windows updates even with metered conection set in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've been able previously to avoid Windows forced updates at inopportune times on my Windows 10 home by setting my internet connection to metered, by... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rivre, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. rivre Win User

    Windows updates even with metered conection set


    I've been able previously to avoid Windows forced updates at inopportune times on my Windows 10 home by setting my internet connection to metered, by setting:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost

    to a value of 2. That prevented Windows from downloading updates unless I check manually.

    Since last month that's changed. Now it downloads and installs anyways. I was just in the middle of a backup this afternoon and Windows decided to download updates and run the malicious software removal tool and cumulative updates for July. I don't want that hard disk activity happening at the same time I am doing things like encoding or backups. I always wait a few weeks after each update is released before I manually update, to be sure I don't hear about any major issues with the newest updates.

    So now how can I avoid this happening? I am furious with Microsoft for forcing updates on me. At least there used to be a way around it. Now even that doesn't seem to work, since it's updated twice now even though metered connection is set to 2 in the registry.

    :)
     
    rivre, Aug 8, 2018
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  2. peter prewett Win User

    Set Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10  


    I found that after selecting wifi it shows a list of available connections and under need to select advanced settings and the metered selection is located their. and is not as the above tutorial.
     
    peter prewett, Aug 8, 2018
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  3. EdTittel Win User
    Setting a metered connection for Ethernet?


    Please permit me to respectfully disagree, battlezone. Not only is it possible to do this, TenForums offers a tutorial that explains exactly how, step-by-step: Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10. Do please check it out, won't you?
    Thanks,
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Aug 8, 2018
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  4. Joy Kemprai Win User

    Windows updates even with metered conection set

    Set Metered Connection not an option

    Hi,

    You may try the steps below and check.

    To set a Wi-Fi network connection as metered:

    • Select Start > Settings > Network & Internet
      > Wi-Fi > Manage known networks.
    • Select the Wi-Fi network > Properties > turn on Set as metered connection
    Hope this helps.
     
    Joy Kemprai, Aug 8, 2018
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