How to Reduce Data Abuse in Windows 10

Reduce Data Abuse: Since the arrival of Windows 10 , Microsoft has changed the way updates are deployed. This new update system is based on Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology, adopted to avoid saturation of Microsoft servers. 

How to Reduce Data Abuse in Windows 10

However Windows 10 seems to consume a lot of data (internet data), that’s why in this article I show you how to reduce the bandwidth consumption of Windows 10.

How to Reduce Data Abuse in Windows 10

The P2P is a computer network model close to the client-server model but where every guest is a server and the Windows 10 operating system automatically sends computers particularly large updates, which blew up the bandwidth level used by PCs. This is a big problem especially if you use unlimited internet plans.

If you, too, notice that the application ”  Host process for Windows services (svchost.exe)” consumes a lot of data then this tutorial is for you.

Steps to Reduce Data Consumption on Windows 10

Step 1: Disable automatic updates.

It is advisable to update your system regularly but if you are in the same situation as me then I advise you to disable automatic updates for Windows 10, at least when you do not have a good internet connection or when you have a limited internet plan.

    • Open the execution window with the ” WIN + R  ” keys  , and type ”  services.msc  “.
    • Stop the “Windows Update” service and in its properties, on startup type, select ”  Disable
    • You have just turned off automatic updates.

Step 2: Set your Wi-Fi connection as limited

Open the Settings with the ” WIN + I  ” keys  , and click on ”  Network and Internet  “, then ”  Wi-Fi  ” and select the Wi-Fi network to which you are connected, activate ”  Define as limited connection “.

 

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