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Sunday, April 3, 2016

1695. Windows 10 Peer to Peer Updates

I was horrified to read somewhere that Windows 10 is using my bandwidth the send updates to other users. In a like a peer to peer kind of network thing. I have a limited download speed and I have a limited throughput. Can this be true?

If you've upgraded to Windows 10 then Microsoft could be using your PC - and your internet connection - to silently send Windows updates to others. There is a section in security that says to Choose how updates are delivered. 

You want to make sure you change this section to only send updates to PC's on my local Network. The default option will allow you to share an update you downloaded to keep your version of Windows up to date and now it will send this update to other computers on the internet. 

This is using your bandwidth to keep strangers up to date. The default in our minds should be to only update your local network, not others outside your network.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-silently-uses-your-bandwidth-to-send-updates-to-others/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955491/windows/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-using-your-pcs-bandwidth-to-update-strangers-systems.html

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