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  • Controlling Windows update downloads

    WINDOWS 10

    By TB Capen

    Have you had a video stream suddenly start stuttering for no obvious reason — but you suspected it might be because Windows is downloading an update on one of your PCs?

    That’s relatively easy to test by simply shutting down all Windows devices. But it doesn’t automatically solve the problem: Windows update sucking up limited bandwidth.

    If you have a fast cable-based Internet connection to your home or office, this problem might never show its ugly head. But if you live in a rural area as I do, your only choice for Web access might be a relatively limited DSL service. (In my case, reliable connectivity is made worse by DSL running over old copper lines out on the street.)

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.17.0 (2020-05-04).