Windows 10 is bringing more and more features and improvements with time to time updates. With every new version of Windows 10, previous versions’ bugs and shortcomings are fixed, along with the introduction of new features. Windows 10 Creators Update came with many fixes and features after Anniversary Update. Now it is Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which has brought some more valuable features and fixes. Among the new features, its feature to set bandwidth for downloading updates is quite helpful.
Till now, we have the options to set a set a connection as metered connection and defer updates in Windows 10. Now we got an awesome feature using which we can set bandwidth for downloading updates in Windows 10. You can also set bandwidth limit for uploading updates to your other devices on the internet. Whether it is a system, app, or any other update, you can set how much percentage of the total bandwidth should be given for downloading the updates. It’s a good step as users will have control over receiving the updates. Earlier, bandwidth was dynamically optimized by default for receiving system, app, and other Microsoft updates. Now, it is the user who will decide the percentage of bandwidth to receive updates.
Before you start, please note that Fall Creators Update is yet to release, but this bandwidth limit feature is already available in the preview build (16237 and higher) of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. When Fall Creators Update will release publicly, this feature can be used by anyone.
Let’s see the steps.
Steps To Set Bandwidth for Downloading System and App Updates In Windows 10:
1). Use Win + i hotkey and it will open Settings window. In that window, you need to select Update & Security.
2). Update and Security opens with Windows Update menu. Under that menu, you will see Advanced Options. Select it.
3). Advanced Options page has some other options. There you will see ‘Delivery Optimization‘. Select that option.
4). Delivery Optimization page also contains multiple options. Scroll down that page and then tap on Advanced Options.
5). This is the last step. You will see Download settings where the slider is set to 45%. That slider is used to adjust the bandwidth to download system and app updates. For using that slider, first, select the option “Limit how much bandwidth is used for downloading updates in the background“. After that, you can use the slider.
Set the slider to a specific percentage and you’re done.
Now whenever there is Windows and/or app updates, the downloading speed will depend on the bandwidth set by you.
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I’m quite happy to use this bandwidth limit feature. Now, I have the control over downloading the updates on my Windows 10 PC. I’m sure you guys will also like this new feature. We can decide how much bandwidth should be given to receive updates. It is gonna benefit almost every Windows 10 PC.