July 13, 2016

Save your Bandwidth in Windows 10 by Disabling Update Delivery Option – Here’s how

Windows 10 is the latest version of Windows Operating system launched by Microsoft corporation. Till now, millions of users have been using this advanced Windows 10 Operating system by downloading it on their Devices. Some of them have upgraded their previous versions to Windows 10. You can Install Windows 10 on your PC or Laptop in different ways, but some are facing issues while using this new OS because of its features. People had much hype for the latest version of Windows and finally it is out with best features and user interface. But now, it seems that individuals are taking exception with how Microsoft utilizes a user’s Internet connection to share updates with other Windows 10 users across the world.

Unfortunately, Windows 10 is stealing your Internet Bandwidth using a hidden by default feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO). We are here to help you in disabling this feature on your Windows 10 thereby you can do your work faster with enhanced network bandwidth.

Simple Steps to disable WUDO on your device

Windows Update Delivery Optimization

First of all, you need to know about Windows Update Delivery Optimization which you might have not heard about this feature. Windows Update Delivery Optimization, simply WUDO is a default feature which was initially designed to share software updates among users in the most efficient and faster way, which is quite a good idea to handle massive internet traffic of up to 40 Terabits per second (TBps). Windows Update Delivery Optimization feature is enabled by default in Windows 10 Home and Pro edition and also enabled in Windows 10 Enterprise and Education edition for only few local networks.

How WUDO is Stealing your Internet Bandwidth?

The working process of WUDO is similar to Torrents that includes peer to peer technology. This method of sharing files among others using Peer-to-Peer sharing method is stealing your precious network bandwidth, without the knowledge of users. Your computer is unwittingly used as part of a peer-to-peer network to distribute files, that means it is using your upload bandwidth to deliver updates to other devices. In this way, it is stealing your Internet bandwidth. Since this ‘by default’ feature is hidden from the menu, we are here to show simple method to disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization feature on your computer running with Windows 10 OS.

Steps to Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization

Here are the simple steps that helps you disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization on your PC or Laptop.

Step 1: Go to Settings> All Settings in Start Menu.

Select Settings

Step 2: Click on Update & Security that is displayed at the bottom-left corner on the Settings windows.

Disable WUDO on Windows 10 - Update and Security

Step 3: It then redirects you to Update and Security dialog box. Just click on the first option Windows Update.

  • Now, click on Advanced options present at the bottom of the window.

Click on Advanced Options

Step 4: Under the Advanced Options, click on Choose how updates are delivered.

Settings- Choose how updates are delivered

Step 5: Now, you can find a icon that is turned ‘On’. Just disable the toggle by sliding it towards OFF. 

Turn it OFF

That’s all, you have successfully disabled Windows Update Delivery Optimization feature on your Windows 10 device. Now, your network bandwidth will be no more stolen by your Windows 10 update feature. Hope this tutorial helps you turn off this hidden feature easily.

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Imran Uddin

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