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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1903 – May 2019 Update Size of W10 features updates

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    • #2005546 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m currently using W7 and looking to get a new machine with 1903 already on it. My only internet connection is through mobile broadband capped at 20gb a month. In that, I can handle security updates, but how big are the features update downloads:

      • through windows update
      • through update assistant

      Also you recommend to take a copy of 1903 for a rainy day. How big would this copy + creation tool be? If I take regular system image backups with Macrium Reflect, would this do instead, as it would save data usage?

      Many thanks


    • #2005558 Reply

      Da Boss

      I’m going to make some very rough guesses here.
      Monthly updates (CU, SSU, .NET, IEFlash, etc) will run somewhere under 500MB through Windows Update.
      If you download the ISO for each new version, the ISOs run 4-4.5 GB for 64-bit.

      You need to account for the bandwith that the OS and programs use just running on top of that. There will be your usage and program updates. There is a lot of telemetry built into Win10, the “Store” apps (UWP Apps) update frequently, and there is background refresh on all apps by default. You should make it a point to get the Pro version instead of Home in order to have more control over updating, and Metered connections will be a “must.”

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      what edition of Windows 7 are you running, lena?

      type winver.exe in the run dialog box to show the Win7 version & edition (it will say something like either Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate)

      if you are upgrading from Win7 to Win10, you can only upgrade to “like” editions:

      ex. Win7 Pro or Ultimate > Win10 Pro
      Win7 Home > Win10 Home

      • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  EP.
      • #2005864 Reply

        Da Boss

        looking to get a new machine with 1903 already on it

        I think it will be a now machine, not an upgrade.

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