We'll show you how to gather information about updates and which Windows Update settings you should be aware of. In Windows 10, however, Microsoft also uses Windows Update to deploy undesired feature updates and major upgrades to the operating system.
This can overburden limited Internet connections because Windows Update will download gigabytes of data.
Today, Windows Vista lags far behind both Windows XP and its successor, Windows 7, in market share, as it is used on only 5 percent of desktops, according to Netmarketshare reports. Windows Vista users still receive customer support and their are patches available for download from Microsoft's website that will improve reliability and reduce freezing.
Five percent of the global operating system market, however, is no small number, and for those still using Windows Vista, a few simple steps can improve the system's performance and reduce freezing. To download these updates, visit the Microsoft Support page (see Resources) and download the appropriate patch for your version and machine.
Once a month on Patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases cumulative updates to all Windows users.It's designed to operate in the background, automatically keeping your system safe and running smoothly.We show you how it works and what you can customize. Here we have compiled all of the hidden settings and tweaks that can help you keep interruptions, and surprising changes caused by Windows Update, at bay.If you opted to never update your current version of Windows, therefore, you will become more and more susceptible to being hacked or infected. Oh boy, you’re really living on the edge and I would strongly encourage you to update ASAP. To start, simply do a Cortana search for “Network Status“: Click on it or press Return and Windows 10 will pop up the Network Status window, reasonably enough: On the assumption that your PC is connected to the Internet through its usual connection, click on “Change connection properties” to proceed. F8660_fbz_row td,tr:nth-of-type(even),tr:nth-of-type(odd) . As a sort of compromise, the latest beta of Windows 10, known as the Creator’s Update and dated late April, 2017, has the ability for you to mark your Internet connection as “metered”, even if it’s a hardwired Ethernet cable that goes straight into a cable modem or other router device. It’s the second setting you want to change: Use the “On/Off” sliding control to set your current Internet connection as metered.