Major Update for Windows 10 Announced

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Microsoft has announced a major Windows 10 update to be released next month. I am looking for ways to delay this download until the LNFZ.
I have enabled "Metered Connection" in the Windows 10 Update settings. However, I think the Windows 10 update is exempt from this setting.
Are there any firewall settings or IP addresses that can be blocked to prevent this download?
Thanks.
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M.E.M.

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Posted 2 months ago

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Ronald Stricklin

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They got that windows trouble shooter app to stop those?

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If you have Pro you can alter your Windows Update settings using the Group Policy Editor.  Setting it to Notify will stop the update until you initiate it.  
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Thany you GabeU.
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You're very welcome.  I learned about the GPE Update settings a while back and it's saved me from some headaches, that's for sure.  
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It is the reason I bought Winows 10 Pro, and not the "free" junk Microsoft "gave" away. Nothing is free!
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Well, mine were free.  I upgraded both my laptop and desktop to 10 Pro during the free upgrade period.  They both had 8.1 Pro.  
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Even now there are ways to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro for free if you have a 7 or 8 Pro key:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/going-pro-how-to-upgrade-windows-10-home-without-hassles/ 

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Yes. Pro to Pro. At some point you need Pro, not the home version of Windows.
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I no longer use windows. Haven't since Vista; My time on a windows 10 machine has been to fix someone else computer. The Windows update trouble shooter app was able to at least temporarily postpone updates. I do not know that it still does but it's worth checking out.
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M.E.M.

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Thanks for your inputs.

So then, for those with Windows 10 Home version, limited Viasat data, and a LNFZ, we can:

1.     Pay $100 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro version,

2.     Do nothing and risk being charged for extra data at $10 per GB.

I think I will go with option 2.
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2.     Do nothing and risk being charged for extra data at $10 per GB.
Perhaps I'm wrong, as I don't have ViaSat, but I thought it was one's choice as to whether they purchase extra data to utilize if/when their monthly data allotment is exhausted.
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Yes, only on business plans do they charge for overages.( and that may not be true anymore)  You never "risk" being charged.  It's totally voluntary.  Evil Viasat doesn't do that.
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That is why I used the word "risk". The update could occur by chance during the LNFZ. The update could occur after the allotment was reached. In both of those cases, no extra charges. Also, the update could start and then abort due to connection issues. This happens.
I always meant that the customer has the choice of deciding whether to buy extra data. The risk is in the decision.