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Preventing Automatic Windows 10 Download

Deal Hound 2,084 August 3, 2015 at 02:19 AM
Unfortunately, I'm stuck with having Comcast as an ISP and having to watch my data use to avoid hitting the cap. Having several computers automatically download multi-gigabyte upgrades could cause me to hit the cap. Luckily, none of my computers seem to have downloaded the update yet.

What's the best way to make sure a Windows 7 or 8 computer doesn't download the Windows 10 update automatically?

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Unless you opt in for the windows 10 update by reserving your copy it won't automatically download.

If you are looking to upgrade your systems I would do the following.

Info from microsoft: (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-...)

—————————-You can install from an ISO, a USB, or a DVD. Here’s how:

Mount the ISO, and then run setup.exe from it.
If you downloaded to a USB or a DVD, run setup.exe from the USB or DVD.
Both of these options allow you to upgrade the PC if it’s already running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, orWindows 10.


Sounds like the intrahouse sharing for distribution of updates would be a nice thing for your house.
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What area are you in ? Are you SURE you have a cap?

http://customer.xfinity.com/help-...ceed-usage

This information applies only to XFINITY Internet customers in Huntsville and Mobile, Alabama; Tucson, Arizona; Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah, Georgia; Central Kentucky; Maine; Jackson, Mississippi; Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; and Charleston, South Carolina who are not enrolled in the Flexible-Data Option.

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Long story short before your post I was under the impression that comcast had a "soft cap" meaning there is a cap but they only enforce it if you blow through it month after month - the intent is to cut down on people abusing the private connection for commercial purposes. further googling finds:

"For non-trial markets, we will continue to contact the very small number of excessive users about their usage, which can be indicative of security or related issues."
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Quote from Deal Hound View Post :
Unfortunately, I'm stuck with having Comcast as an ISP and having to watch my data use to avoid hitting the cap. Having several computers automatically download multi-gigabyte upgrades could cause me to hit the cap. Luckily, none of my computers seem to have downloaded the update yet.

What's the best way to make sure a Windows 7 or 8 computer doesn't download the Windows 10 update automatically?
Also, by default after install, they basically set up your systems as a torrent box for updates, so you may want to turn that off.

Most people in my area have a 10GB monthly cap, so all this is another annoying issue. I doubt most people buying a new computer without talking to me are going to know this, and will go over their caps in no time. Link was posted elsewhere here, how much data they will use, I don't know. I know my cellular home Internet upload was maxed out until I turned it and the cloud stuff off. (I use Linux, just install Windows to reference to, after set up it won't get touched often, after I replace grub that of course the install deleted).

http://www.neowin.net/news/micros...ws-updates
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Go to Add/Remove Updates (control panel) - and uninstall KB3035583

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583
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Comcast says on website no cap,you can do one download to sd card and update several computers

but you have to get windows 10 code for each computer

if you log into your Comcast account to see if you have a cap,it will say 250gb not enforced

http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/h...indows-10/


I think windows edge browser is crap no tool bar or menu,,first I downloaded firefox then I looked on computer for ie 11 or 12 edge also a bit slow

i also notice by default ads and cookies etc can look up location etc to serve you ads

you have to go in to turn a lot of id stuff off
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