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Win 10 updates on a metered connection


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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 06:33 AM

Are win 10 users on a metered connection being punished about updates if your not shareing your connection with other computers.

 

Will windows updates not install at all over a metered connection.?  Or will they just be real slow and many of them fail.

 

While I am at it what is Microsoft Pictures.  I have 15 failed updates and I can't even find that program on my system anywhere.

 

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:44 AM

If you have a metered connection, it depends on who is charging you and how they measure what they're charging you for.

In most cases I'd say "Yes" they are charging you to download updates.

 

A metered connection is not necessarily a slow connection (although IME most of them are)

But Windows is robust enough to deal with slow connections - as long as the connection isn't disrupted while it's working.

 

As for Microsoft Pictures, I have no idea of what it is - and Google and Bing searches don't know it either.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 08:48 AM

Yes Microsoft pictures does not seem to exist on my computer or on the web either.  I searched myself.

 

Yet redmund thinks it exists because they send out updates for it.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:26 AM

Are win 10 users on a metered connection being punished about updates if your not shareing your connection with other computers.

 

Will windows updates not install at all over a metered connection.?  Or will they just be real slow and many of them fail.

 

While I am at it what is Microsoft Pictures.  I have 15 failed updates and I can't even find that program on my system anywhere.

 

Thank you.

If you set your connection as metered, updates will not download from the internet automatically and you have to go to Windows Update in Settings manually to allow the download, but if you have a computer that is not set as metered, and you turn on Windows Update P2P, it will transfer updates.

 

Metered connection is if you pay for the amount of internet you use (but usually it is for mobile networks, not typically ISP ones as ISP have much higher limits like 250 GB), so Windows will try to reduce your internet usage.

 

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 05:38 PM

When you say 'Microsoft pictures' do you mean the Windows Picture viewer ?  I thought this was still an integral part of the Win 10 OS but it may be yet another feature that has become an App Store app. In which case i would suggest you download and install Irfanview and its plug-ins, a free download from -

 

www.irfanview.com

 

I use it intensively - apart from anything else it knocks the pants off the built-in Windows viewer for performance and capabilities.

 

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:19 PM

I think it might be an App. I never opted in, but I have it on my computer.

 

 

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 04:29 PM

That's an app.

 

My advice stands - Irfanview. I cannot guarrantee it works on Win 10 but it certainly works on 8.1

 

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:47 PM

Irfanview works great, as always, on Win 10.






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