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How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

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How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

I have windows 10 and understand a large upgrade is coming. How do I set my computer to use metered service. I want to upgrade between 2:00 am and 8:00 am.

OleSmokey
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Distinguished Professor III

Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

You may want to check this discussion.
New Member

Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

If your using a desktop computer and it is connected directly to your HughesNet modem via an Ethernet cable, you will not be able to change your settings to 'metered'.

If your computer (desktop or laptop, or any other device using Windows 10) is connecting to the internet via Wifi, through a router connection, you can follow these steps to set up a 'metered' connection.

Open your Start menu and select Settings to launch it.
Click or tap the “Network & Internet” icon
Select “Wi-Fi,” and then select “Advanced options” at the bottom of the list of nearby Wi-Fi networks. You can then activate the “Set as metered connection” option here.
Alum

Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

Hi Olesmokey,

We appreciate the post and would like to welcome you to the community!. Head over the the link posted by maratsade, it has all the info you need. If there is any confusion, let us know so we can assist further. 

Thanks,
Chris
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Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

By switching over to a 'metered' connection, you are simply 'delaying' any available Window Updates from automatically downloading.

Once you have changed your connection to 'metered', you can, at any time, follow these steps below to see if any Window Updates are available and from there, you can choose whether or not you want to download them at that time.

Open your Start menu and select Settings to launch it.
Click or tap the “Update & Security” icon
Under the Update Status it will let you know what, if any, Window Updates are available for download and will give you the option to download them at that time.

If, at any time, you connect your desktop computer directly back up to your HughesNet modem via Ethernet cable, your computer will recognize this connection as no longer metered and all available Window Updates will begin to download automatically.
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Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

Chris, Maratsade, thanks for the assist. I just spent 2 hours finding the solution. Windows 10 has a long way to for help. I made some screen shots and info if anyone else needs help. You were both right on. I need you in my help drawer.

OleSmokey
Distinguished Professor III

Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

Glad it worked! It's a shame WinX doesn't let people choose when to update.
New Member

Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

Unfortunately, they think they are so far above the rest of us, we don't count. 
Assistant Professor

Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

M$ seems to think everyone in the world has unlimited broadband internet. Not true even in the US. I'm personally totally done with them. Unless they change their current update model my 8.1 Pro will be the last Windows system I use.

If I'm still alive in 2023 I will probably completely switch to Linux. Already have Mint on dual boot and really like it. Of course who knows if that will still be user oriented by then. Things change so quickly.

Heck, I may even go with Android if they come out with a good PC OS:  http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/22/11092128/remix-os-android-desktop-mwc-2016
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: How do I set my connection to metered? Windows 10.

Yep.  Unlike in the past, Microsoft now uses it's customers as guinea pigs for new updates. 

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