For the Windows 10 users out there, be aware of this significant update to come August 2.
Please remember that Windows 10 updates are automatically downloaded and installed to your computer, and you may only schedule when your PC reboots to complete the installation.
So if you notice your data allowance depleting faster than usual on/after August 2, it's due to the Windows 10 update.
Here's how to schedule the post-update reboot so that it does not interrupt you during an inopportune moment:
For details on what's included in this update, please check this out: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3089869/microsoft-windows/microsofts-big-windows-10-update-laun...
I'm glad you posted that so the reps in here will be able to see it. That rep that gave you that info is 100% wrong.
The update being released tomorrow absolutely will use your data.
Oh, come on now. Windows 10 is the greatest, best, most wonderful OS ever created! It can do....well....lots of things, and they are all super duper great! I mean...Cortana! And some super great "Connect" thing. I don't know what it is, but it's super great.
Back to reality. I like Mint, as well. It works well, does what it's supposed to, it's easy to update what you want and when you want, and it's truly free, not free with an asterisk. Plus, it's real easy on the resources. It doesn't take much to run Mint. There are all kinds of programs for it, as well, and again, free. Heck, it looks good, too. 🙂
Have you made any attempt at finding the cause of your data loss ?
The normal procedure is to start off with a LAN disconnect test:
This will determine if the Hughes Modem is using data on its own. If no data is used during the testing period then we can only conclude that something on your network is using the data.