Windows 10 Updates uses Torrent!


Windows Update Delivery Optimization

A new feature in Windows 10 is Windows Update Delivery Optimiziation (WUDO).

What is WUDO – It is initially designed to help users get faster software updates and works a lot like torrents work. Your computer running Windows 10 is used as part of a peer-to-peer network to deliver software updates to others

What does this mean for me? – While this method is improving the speed to get software updates, It also means that you are sharing your internet connection with others as they are also using your machine to update theirs.

If you have a data limit per month, this could be chewing your data allowance as well as slowing down your internet connection while you are trying to use it.

If you are running Windows 10, you should check how your internet usage is tracking with your ISP. Most ISP’s have a “My Account” type page where you can monitor data usage.

How do I disable this feature?

The option to disable it is buried deep in the settings menu

To disable this feature;

Go to Settings in the Start Menu

Search for Update & Security

Under Windows Update, open Advanced Options

Under Choose How Updates are Installed, Select Choose How Updates are Delivered

Disable the toggle under Updated from More than One Place

Windows Update Delivery Optimization

A new feature in Windows 10 is Windows Update Delivery Optimiziation (WUDO).

What is WUDO – It is initially designed to help users get faster software updates and works a lot like torrents work. Your computer running Windows 10 is used as part of a peer-to-peer network to deliver software updates to others

What does this mean for me? – While this method is improving the speed to get software updates, It also means that you are sharing your internet connection with others as they are also using your machine to update theirs.

If you have a data limit per month, this could be chewing your data allowance as well as slowing down your internet connection while you are trying to use it.

If you are running Windows 10, you should check how your internet usage is tracking with your ISP. Most ISP’s have a “My Account” type page where you can monitor data usage.

How do I disable this feature?

The option to disable it is buried deep in the settings menu

To disable this feature

Go to Settings in the Start Menu

Search for Update & Security

Under Windows Update, open Advanced Options

Under Choose How Updates are Installed, Select Choose How Updates are Delivered

Disable the toggle under Updated from More than One Place

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