Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates

 

If you're on a limited bandwidth plan you may want to disable it. BUT while it's true that it uses your bandwidth to distribute updates in a sort of bittorrent peer-to-peer manner, it also allows you to GET updates in this way. So leaving it enabled means the collective of the Internet will help you receive updates much more rapidly as well.

To turn it off, follow these steps:
* Search for “Check for updates” in the Start menu.
* Under “Windows Update” choose “Advanced options.”
* Under “Choose how updates are installed” click “Choose how updates are delivered.”
* Disable the toggle under “Updated from more than one place.”

src: http://lifehacker.com/windows-10-uses-your-bandwidth-to-distribute-updates-d-1721091469

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Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense Freakout debunked



Windows 10’s Wi-Fi Sense feature is not a security risk. Here’s why | ZDNet
Yesterday, tech sites went full Chicken Little over a Windows 10 feature that allows you to share your wireless connection without having to give away your Wi-Fi password. If only those alarmists had actually used the feature first…

Seems everyone on the net has been wigging the f'out about a new feature in Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Sense that allows sharing of your wifi connection with contacts with statements like "Windows 10 will by default share your Wi-Fi network password with any contacts you may have listed in Outlook and Skype — and, with an opt-in, your Facebook friends." this is bullshit

Yes, the option to allow sharing is enabled by default (but even then they don't get your password, it's sent encrypted, and they can't get on your LOCAL network). But the critical piece that everyone keeps leaving out is the part where it says "For networks I select…". It's NOT on by default and you have to consciously enable it in order for it to work.

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