Sometime next month, Microsoft will make the next major upgrade for its Windows 10. However, not all that comes with the new Windows 10 Creators update will create happy feelings among users. Users on metered connections, in particular, should brace themselves for a hike in internet connection.
That is because, at the heart of the new Windows 10, Microsoft has removed a fundamental user control option. Riding on Microsoft’s belief that having an OS that is up-to-date, the Redmond has just removed users’ discretion to delay or completely stop Windows 10 update.
In all presently available versions of Windows 10, users can opt out of getting Microsoft update by setting their internet connection as metered. Turning that option on, will tell your operating system not to download any further updates from Microsoft since you are trying to save on data connection. Whether your turn it on for legitimate concerns not to run your internet charges off the roof with those background Windows data consumption, or you simply avoiding getting further updates from the company. Knowing you had that option was reassuring.
But then, why would anyone not want updates from Microsoft? To answer that question, think of it this way; in the morning you’re rushing to turn on your computer and finish up on an urgent report. You boot up your computer only to be told to wait for the Windows updates to install; they sometimes can take as long as 10 minutes. Not only will you feel frustrated, but they could lead to losses; we have heard of cases business executives suing Microsoft for Windows updates interfering with their efficiency at work.
As evidenced in the latest Windows 10 Insider Build (15058), Microsoft will have a say as to just what gets downloaded on your PC, you being on a metered connection notwithstanding. If you navigate down to the Windows Update settings part where you can check for updates, the current versions of Windows 10 reads:
“Available updates will be downloaded and installed automatically, except over metered connections (where charges may apply)”
That was reassuring for users on metered/limited internet connection, but the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update as revealed by Supersite for Windows, that section now reads:
“Available updates will be downloaded and installed automatically, except over metered connections (where charges may apply). In that case, we’ll automatically download only those updates required to keep Windows running smoothly.”
What that means is; the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update will not care whether you’re on metered/limited internet connection or not. There are some updates, which Microsoft deems as important that must download to your PC.