The developers at Microsoft are continuously bringing something new for Windows 10 users. This time they have made it impossible for you to disable the automatic updates in Windows 10. So if you have upgraded your Windows 10 PC to the latest version of Windows 10 (Anniversary Update), you will see many new features but you won’t be able to disable the automatic updates from downloading hundreds of megabytes even if you are connected through an expensive mobile data network like 3G or 4G.
This is where Android developers seem to be a little step ahead of Microsoft. In Android, you can actually choose if you want the apps to be updated over the Wi-Fi (which is usually cheaper) or over any kind of internet connection (which includes 3G or 4G data networks as well). If you want a similar functionality in Windows then you can use the free Windows 10 Update Switch.
Windows 10 Update Switch is a very simple tool that enables you to turn off or turn on Windows Automatic Updates function. This tool basically stops the Automatic Updates service (wuauserv) in Windows 10 and disables it to prevent Windows from downloading any updates from the internet. Anytime you wish to continue downloading the updates and re-enable the updates, you can do so through this tool as well.
But this tool also provides another interesting feature which is similar to the features found in Android. You can actually choose any connection type – 3G, 4G, Ethernet or WiFi to be set as a metered connection. When you set a connection as metered, Windows 10 will not download updates over that type of internet connection. This is really very useful if you do not want to spend all of your 4G data pack in just downloading updates for Windows.
Conclusion: Windows 10 Update Switch can help you stop Windows 10 updates temporarily and allows you to choose the kind of internet connection that should be used for the automatic updates feature. This tool is a must for all the people who access the internet using 3G/4G dongles.
You can download Windows 10 Update Switch from http://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/windows-10-update-switch/.