How to Stop Windows from using your Bandwidth
Windows 10 is Stealing your Internet Bandwidth
The feature, known as Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO), is initially
designed to help users get faster software updates, which is quite a good idea to
handle massive internet traffic of up to 40 Terabits per second (TBps). WUDO works
a lot like torrents work. Your computer running Windows 10 is used as part of a
peer-to-peer network to deliver software updates faster to others, each person
distributing a little bit of the files across multiple computers and helping
everyone download updates quickly. But, this peer-to-peer sharing method offered by
Windows 10 is using your precious Internet bandwidth, without hinting you about it,
because the feature is enabled by default in Windows 10 Home and Pro edition. WUDO
is also enabled in Windows 10 Enterprise and Education, but only for the local
How to Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO)
You can disable the feature, but the option is buried deep in the Settings menu for
- Click on Start icon
- Click on .
- In the Windows Update screen, click on Advanced Options.
- In the Choose How Updates are Installed screen, click Choose how updates are
- In the Choose How Updates are Delivered screen, slide the On switch to
- Close the window.
- That's it.....