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How to Allow Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10

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How to Allow Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10

How to Allow Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, now includes a new option to set your device to download updates automatically over metered internet connections.

In this Windows 10 guide, we walk you through the steps to continuously keep your computer updated over a metered connection using the Settings app and the Group Policy Editor.


How to allow updates of over a metered connection using Settings

1. Open Start Menu > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

2. Click the Advanced options link.



3. At the "Pause Updates" section, check the Enabling this policy will automatically download updates, even over metered data connections option.



After completing these steps, your device will continue to have restricted access to the internet, but updates will be allowed to download automatically as soon as they're released.



How to allow updates over a metered connection using Group Policy

1. Press Windows + R keys to open Run box.

2. Type gpedit.msc into Run box and click OK button to open Local Group Policy Editor.

3. Browse the following path:

Code:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Update


4. On the right side, double-click the Allow updates to be downloaded automatically over metered connections policy.



5. Select the Enabled option.

6. Click Apply and OK buttons.



7. Please open the Command Prompt by typing cmd.exe into Start Menu, right-click on Cmd.exe, and open it as an administrator.

8. At the Command Prompt type following command and press Enter key.

Code:

gpupdate /force




After completing these steps, your device will continue to have restricted access to the internet, but updates will be allowed to download automatically as soon as they're released




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