Windows 10 Data Eater?

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Windows 10 is a big data eater? That's quite debatable considering Exede data has always had issues one way or another...
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Roy Clark

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david, Champion

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There's nothing debatable about it. Install Win 10 without turning a lot of things off and uninstalling some apps and it won't be debatable to you, either.
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Matt F, Viasat Official Rep

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Hi Roy, 

This certainly depends on your definition of "big data eater." But a standard Windows 10 installation DOES use data in ways that some users might not expect: unscheduled software updates, P2P seeding, etc. Also, the Windows 10 download itself is about 3 GB.

If you already know this or you live in an urban area, it may not be a concern for you. But it is for many of our customers. We will continue to address ways people can manage their data as Windows 10 continues to roll out and evolve. Here's more information for those who are interested. Thanks, Exede Matt
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Roy Clark

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Worse thing win 10 did was get rid of scheduled updates...p2p isn't a concern since it's never used. you do have to unload and turn lots of unneeded junk off...
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Actually, the Windows 10 default installation is for P2P updates to be enabled.  Your computer could be uploading updates to other users if you don't turn it off, though the software might be smart enough not to try that given the latency of a satellite connection for the handshakes.  If you are connected to a router via WiFi, you can tell Windows 10 to set that to a metered connection and not to download without your permission.  It can't be set to schedule automatically during LNFZ, you have to do that yourself.  My computer even asks permission to download email into Outlook when I start it.
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Roy Clark

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I have anything and everything to do with sharing and games and apps that are unless turned off are uninstalled.

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