I had no idea Microsoft's Win 10 updates had become That bloated. Near Gig "cumulative packages.....which included any previous builds? Argh! I am a 10 year WildBlue customer with a "grandfathered" 10 gig value package (rolling FAP). Living in a very rural area, WildBlue was my only option to connect to the Internet, outside of Dialup, at the time. HughesNet was not offered yet in my area and Wi Fi still years down the road. I learned quickly using a Satellite system and to live with any limitations. At least it was faster than my Dialup. After my eight year old Dell Inspiron 530 (WinXP) died late last year, I bought a new Dell XPS 8900 that came with Win 10 Home. Figured I had better get my toes wet learning how to use the new OS. The version was the 1507 build and was fine with it. Unlike the WinXP, I can't choose which updates I wanted or needed. But at least I could choose when to download on a metered connection. However, For some reason, the later cumulative updates either "hung" or failed to completely download, so until the 1607 bulled its way installation, I was still running 1507. After the AU update, the "metered connection" button is no longer there (although you "could" set times when to let them download updates) but my internet connection hasn't been same since. I spent the last three weeks reading through tech forums for any possible fixes, patches and help to relieve some problems this update caused. I thought it was some "bug/glitch" in the Update causing this. A couple of "tweeks" did help while waiting for my FAP to roll down. I have used Windows since Win 3.1 and, like children, each new OS came with with their own "teething" pains users patiently learn to work around, through and out of. But the Sept 25th AU takes the cake. That was when my Sat FAP was pushed to 109% with that Anniversary/1607v update and throttled me down to a near crawl. I knew these packages would be far larger than any update my old WinXP had to go through but near Gig amounts...each? Argh! I don't go to Youtube nor stream any thing. Any games I have, are played offline. My FAP is finally down to 60% and a few more websites will open faster now, especially they are mostly text. Some of my customers use Facebook and It still loads extremely sloowwwwwwwww (I could go have coffee and still come back to a blank screen while it's trying to load). "Sigh". Solution would be to go to Microsoft's website where you can download specific updates for your "build" individually with a flashdrive. Then install them into your computer. Just hope the next Windows Updates recognizes You have them already installed. In closing, "Thank You" for explaining how bloated the updates have become......now I don't need to pull my hair out anymore. "Grins"
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