Don’t let Windows 10 use your bandwidth to send Updates to other PCs; Disable WUDO!

Windows 10 introduces the Windows Update Delivery Optimization feature, wherein your computer may get updates from or send updates to neighbouring computers or computers on your network. Although this would mean that you get updates much faster, it would also leave you behind with bigger bandwidth bills. You can stop Microsoft Windows from using your bandwidth.

Turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization

Turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization

If you wish, you can disable and turn off WUDO or Windows Update Delivery Optimization feature in Windows 10.

To turn it off, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click on Update and Security
  3. Under Windows Update, click Advanced Options in the right side of Window
  4. Under Updates from more than one place, Click on the Choose how updates are delivered and then move the slider to Off position, to disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization or WUDO.
  5. Move the slider to OFF so that the your PC cannot download updates from anywhere other than Microsoft servers; if you think you can afford to download updates from PCs on your network, keep the slider in ON position and select PCs On My Local Network

There is another option there that says PCs on My Network and PCs on the Internet. It is selected by default and is used for Windows Update Delivery Optimization.

You can choose it later if you wish to get updates faster and do not mind paying a bit of extra money on metered connections.

I have set mine to Off. You may take a call on this.

NOTE: From time to time you should check this setting as, I have found that this setting reverts to On, every now and then – probably after some Windows Update.

Windows 10 can now also send parts of apps or updates that you have downloaded using Delivery Optimization to other PCs.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.