in the case of a wired connection to modem, how can you stop Windows automatic updates?
What's in the picture works in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version.
If you have Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education, you can use the following. It worked perfectly for me for Pro. I used the Group Policy Editor Method.
I am a user of the metered connection hack to control the timing of my update downloads. Please be aware that Microsoft Office updates won't happen when you have metered connection set. Office detects that updates are available and reminds you of that fact. However, when you go through the series of prompts to actually get the update to download the download will silently fail. This is despite the fact that it detects you have 'metered connection' set and verifies that you would like to override it for the purpose of the download. I found that in order to get the update I needed to temporarily disable the metered connection setting. I spent quite a number of cycles trying to figure out why the Office update would not complete.
I found that in order to get the update I needed to temporarily disable the metered connection setting. I spent quite a number of cycles trying to figure out why the Office update would not complete.
Unfortunately, I just found this to be true this week. You have to go into the settings, temporarily unset the metered connection, and requery for an update. Otherwise you're just sitting around, waiting for something that never will happen.
The downside of this is that allows Win10 to do any other updates as well, so you have to make sure there's nothing waiting in the background in Security/Updates first.
And someone else mentioned an Ethernet connection can't be set to metered... I run Win10 in a VM on a Mac using a shared mode virtual ethernet connection. Unless this is something particular to running under a VM, you have to select the actual ethernet connection and flip it to metered separately, but it is there and it does work - for me at least.
Selecting the Ethernet Network.
Switching metered connection.