How to Save Your Data from Windows 10 Automatic Update

This information will be of immense value to you if your computer runs on metered Internet connection – maybe through WiFi, USB modem, etc. I may need to remind you that Microsoft in Windows 10 enforced that Windows Updates must occur automatically whenever they available – ‘whether you like it or not!’ unlike previous editions of Windows where you can stop the updates, or schedule them at appropriate times.

Windows 10 will be great, but it needs more time - Image credit MicrosoftI want to make clearer that automatic updates are typically a good thing and I recommend leaving them on in general. However, majority of users (particularly in Nigeria!) have just a small amount of data connection that they need to do their works on their PCs and these updates eat a lot of data, sometimes in Gigabytes (GB). And the users may not have such amount of data to spare.

Let us now see how you can stop these updates from running automatically, thereby saving you some coins. To proceed, you need to identify the edition of your Operating System – Pro, Home or Enterprise (contact us if you don’t know how to confirm this).

For Pro and Enterprise editions, follow these steps:
Step 1

  • Open the Settings App (Win + I)
  • Open the ‘Network & Internet’ section
  • Open ‘Wi-Fi’ and click ‘Advanced Options’
  • Toggle ‘Set as metered connection’ to ‘On’

Step 2

  • Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: gpedit.msc and press enter
  • Navigate to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
  • Double click the Configure Automatic Update, then click Enable
  • Change the Configure Automatic Updates setting to ‘2 – Notify for download and Untitlednotify for install’. Click Ok.
  • Open the Settings app (Win + I) and navigate to -> Update and Security -> Windows Updates. Click ‘Check for updates’ which applies the new configuration setting
  • Restart

Step 3: For Windows 10 Home editions
Windows 10 Home Edition does not have the features of the two steps described above. So follow the steps below to stop the automatic update if you must…

  • Fig 2 - Turn off Windows Update in Windows 10Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: services.msc and press enter
  • From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
  • In ‘Startup Type’ (under the ‘General’ tab) change it to ‘Disabled’
  • Restart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps?
Contact us for further clarifications and/or questions.

 

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Have You Seen the New Airtel Nigeria Data bundles?

airtelAirtel Nigeria has introduced a 4-in-1 voice, data, SMS and social bundle, tagged Unliminet Bundle. The product also offers customers unlimited access to chat on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Blackberry Messenger and Instagram at no cost.
Officially unveiled recently at the company’s head office in Banana Island, Lagos, it comes in four variants (the daily, weekly, monthly and Monthly Max plans) which are accessible by dialing *489#.

The daily plan offers customers 10 Megabyte data, 3 minutes talk time to any network and 3 SMS to any network while the weekly plan offers 60 Megabyte of data, 60 minutes of talk time to any network and 20 SMS to any network.
Customers who subscribe to the monthly plan will get one gigabyte of data, 180 minutes talk time to any network and 100 SMS to any network, while monthly max offers 2 gigabyte of data, 300 minutes talk time to any network and 100 SMS to any network.

Etisalat USB Modem Software

Couple of times, I get calls from people complaining of their modems not working especially Etisalat’s.

Normally the moment you plug a modem into your computer, the system should be able to detect the device and run the driver software to install the device for full functionality with your computer system. However, some people seem to have issues with this process and so the USB modem won’t install completely and will not just work.

usb-modem-72mbps-e173The solution is simply to get the driver software to install. Usually, people spend a lot of time online looking for this driver and will most of the times not be able to get it. So, I decided to give you guys the link for easy download of this driver in case you have this issue.

Just click HERE and you will be directed to the page where I have kept a copy of this driver. When the page opens, click on Free Download.

Hope this helps.