Is there anything that can be done about this? Maybe there is a possibility that usage from windows updates won't count towards our monthly usage? If nothing changes, and nothing is done then Exede users will have to refrain from using the internet all together or plan for a sizable % of their bandwidth to be taken without knowledge and random times, not to mention if a update fails, and gets stuck in a download/fail/re-download loop... which does happen I'm afraid.
I suppose we could avoid windows 10 but is this really what we should expect out of our internet? Avoid going online or avoid the newest OS that will be on the majority of all computers soon? This is likely going to be a huge problem, maybe we should find solutions now before it is.
It is very old, and has been compromised as a firewall.
Why get it? Because it can be set up to allow ONLY those programs that you want to access the Internet. When windows 10 tries to do an update, a pop-up will appear for it and you can deny Internet access at that time. Windows 10 will assume you are not connected to the Internet at that time and try later. You can disable AtGuard between 12am and 5Am allowing Windows to proceed with it's update(s).
Why the mandatory updates? Look at how many people still use Windows XP. The only true update it needed was service pack 3. Microsoft cannot kill XP if people turn off automatic updates service. Micro$oft will not make that same mistake again. When Micro$oft determines "end of life" for all future operating systems, they will surely die, an update will see to that.
P.S. Any newer firewall worth purchasing will have the capability of blocking any outgoing connection you choose. M$ may have built-in protection from using AtGuard in Win-10.
Windows 10 testers who've complained about mandatory updates in Microsoft's new operating system might have a solution at hand. The tool, available as an optional download, lets you hide or block any update for Windows or a hardware driver.
@Alex ... absolutely irrelevant to this topic
@wm4bama ... that tool will help uninstall troublesome updates, but only AFTER its been downloaded, which defeats the whole purpose of this.
What I'm concerned with is the inability to postpone windows updates till the late night free zone, which is impossible cuz as of this moment you have no clue when they are going to be installed or IF they are already installing... I did a clean install of win10 and out of the blue my screen goes black and I thought something was messed up, I did a hard reboot and noticed my resolution was at 1080p, which means a graphics driver was automatically downloaded and installed without my knowledge, zero warning whatsoever - That's a 300mb driver.
Imagine having several computers in your household (we have 8 total windows devices, 6 of which have a possibility to upgrade to windows 10) ... if all these devices were turned on, and just connected to the internet... no browsing, no downloading... its possible that these devices could exceed the monthly limit on windows updates alone if they are beefy ones which I'm sure at least a few will be.
This is not Exede's fault, I know but it is potentially Exede's problem, hopefully I'm overreacting, and there won't be a ton of updates eating our bandwidth... but if I'm not there's going to be a lot of unhappy people.
Quote: Any app that relies on an Internet connection to update or display info might be limited in the amount of data it can download or display. You might notice these and other effects:
Windows Update will only download priority updates.(could be huge updates)
Apps downloading from the Windows Store might be paused.
Start screen tiles might stop updating.
Offline files might not sync automatically.
This is a serious problem and could potentially use large amounts of data beyond our control. Exede should give us a pass for usages beyond our control. I will be running for the door if this becomes a real problem. It will be like paying for 10GB's and getting 7GB's.
I'm currently using Win10 as metered and have had two updates already that I know of.
Still, I really think Microsoft should give us the same options we had before and just set it automatic by default but let us choose what option we see fit. Also the lack of anything describing how big each update is kinda disappointing but anyways, that's an issue for another forum.
Now... If i can just get the download speeds to go back to normal I'll be set. for the last 7 days I've had speeds so slow I might as well be on dial up... I'm talking a 1.5 gb file having an eta of 15 hours. I've been waiting for it to possibly go away on its own as it's happened before but never this long. Any body got any pointers on how to possibly switch beams or whatever it is that might help, I'm getting desperate at this point.