Windows 10 most likely to allow control over update bandwidth

Windows 10 most likely to allow control over update bandwidth


Windows 10 Update delivery works better by creating a peer network to send/receive updates within LAN and/or internet. But till date, there was no control over it's upload/download bandwidth and thus, there was a need for it.

 

Though this feature is not yet announced in Release Notes, but a separate settings page has been seen in recent version of Insiders Preview build, which we are going to discuss in this post.

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to allow Update delivery optimization (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

In a most recent version of Windows 10 Insiders Preview build for Fall Creators Update, a new page has been observed in the Windows Update settings which allows you to control the bandwidth of Windows Update using the delivery optimization. Though this is not published in any of the release notes, but it is expected to see in forthcoming insiders update. As it is still under development, the functionality may or may not work properly.

 

If you are a Windows Insiders in the fast ring, and have installed the latest Insiders Preview build, you can now control the bandwidth from the Windows Update settings page. Open the Windows 10 settings page and navigate to 'Update & security'. Now, click on the 'Advanced options' as shown in the below screenshot:

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to allow Update delivery optimization (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

This will open the Windows Update Advanced options page. As shown below, scroll down to find another link that says 'Delivery Optimization'.

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to allow Update delivery optimization (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

In the 'Delivery Optimization' page, turn ON the 'Allow downloads from other PCs' option to speed up the download process. But note that, it will also upload updates from your PC to other PCs based on the selection that you made. Now, click on the 'Advanced options' link present in the same page as shown below:

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to allow Update delivery optimization (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

In the advanced options page, it provides you to optimize the amount of bandwidth your device uses to both download and upload updates. But you can set a limit if you are worried about data usage. To limit it, check the option and move the slider left or right based on your choice.

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to allow Update delivery optimization (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

A dashboard page is also available to help you to monitor the usages. You can go to this page by clicking on 'Activity monitor' link present in the previous 'Delivery Optimization' page. It looks similar to this:

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to allow Update delivery optimization (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

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