slow internet free time

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I finally caught windows update during free time now this.....It is 12:41 AM on 9/15/2016. I have been waiting for Windows to update since 12:01 AM and have only got to 46%  completed. I checked my speeds twice and the first time download was 2.95 and upload was 1.39 Second time download was 3.60 and upload is 1.18. What is it with the slow speeds. This is getting to be constant in the free hours. The update is not moving at all. It is bad enough that microsoft wants to use up my data but now I can't seem to get things done on free time.  It is now 12:51 AM and no progress being done. Updates still at 46%.

Oops, it was not exede it was microsoft hangups. Finally got it done.  Sorry for jumping to conclusions.
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Microsoft Windows 10 updates are kind of strange. I  normally don't allow them to download on my laptop while I am at home on Exede, but I take my laptop to work and do the downloads on the network there. Sometimes it has taken me three days to do the update downloads, even those of 500 mb in size, MS seems to allow a portion of the download, then it halts for periods of time with no progress. I am guessing, but I think that their servers are overloaded with these updates, and they choose to allow only parts of an update download to each computer requesting a download. I never saw this when I was running Windows 7, it started acting this way when I went to Windows 10. It is not Exede causing this but Microsoft, it appears that is  how they are doing updates.
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Nancy P

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It is a flaw in their (microsoft)  updates. I saw that they are well aware of it but not doing anything about it.  I was able to get it through another source and it installed in no time.