You know how to disable Windows update on Windows 7, you know how to set your wifi as metered connection on Windows 8, 8.1 but for some reason you can’t seem to figure out how to prevent your Windows 10 from eating up all your Internet bundle. Here’s the solution.
This option may not appear in settings for every Windows 10 user but it’s worth checking before we move to option 2 (Especially if you’re not a techy-geeky kinda person).
Go to Settings > Network and Internet > Wifi > Manage Known networks > your SSID (the wifi you want to choose) > Properties > Set metered connection (On).
Click network & Internet
Network And Internet Settings
Click manage known networks
Manage known network > select network
Select your network, click properties, set metered connection On.
With this, you’re good to go.
If you do not have the manage known networks option, then take a look at option 2
This option is a bit more techy but don’t worry your head. Just follow and you’ll be fine.
Open command prompt
Click start, type command prompt and open it. (It’s that simple). If you do not know what command prompt is, then take a look at the pic below. That’s how it looks like by default.
Type these commands step by step
netsh wlan show profiles
Type the above command into command prompt and hit enter. You should see a list of all wifi SSIDs (names) like this:
Now select the wifi you want and see it’s details using the command below (Hit enter after typing the command). Scroll to the bottom and look for Cost under Cost settings.
netsh wlan show profile name="name of wifi"
I’ll select blitz-mifi in this example.
My cost is already set to Fixed which means it’s metered, and windows updates won’t occur while connected to that wifi.
Set yours to fixed by typing the following command and hitting enter.
netsh wlan set profileparameter name="name of wifi" cost=Fixed
You should see something like this:
That’s it, you’re free from the oppression of Windows 10 update.
Let me have your comments and critics. Also if you have any issue getting this done, let me know. Enjoy!