How To Enable Updates Over Metered Connection In Windows 10

Windows 10 is the most popular & most liked operating system that’s ever been made by Microsoft, not by just performance & looks, but because of its frequent updates too. Having a metered connection at home & windows downloads gigabytes worth of updates over metered connections uses more than enough internet connection, for which Microsoft have introduced a setting where you can set the connection as metered & windows will no longer download updates over it. However, major security updates released by Microsoft are recommended to all the windows users even the metered connection one’s as it patches most vulnerabilities & yet windows doesn’t let the users download the security updates because of having a metered connection. If you are also a user with a metered connection & still want to download the windows updates, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post i will be showing you a way to download windows updates even over the metered connections, so just follow the procedure.


  • First of all, open run dialogue by pressing “Windows key + R” or by right clicking on start & clicking “Run”, then type in “gpedit.msc” & press enter key from keyboard.

  • Following the last step, “Group Policy Editor” window will be opened infront of you, from the left sidebar, click on “Administrative Templates” under “Computer configuration”, then click on “Windows componenets” from right side.

  • Scroll down to the bottom, then double click on “Windows update”, which will open next page of group policy editor.

  • Now, double click on “Allow updates to be downloaded automatically over metered connection”, then set it to “Enabled” & click on “OK” button.

  • That’s it, windows updates will now be delivered even over metered connections.

Final Notes

You can use same method to disable updates over metered connections if you want to. There were other ways available too, but i have found this the easiest among those, so posted it here.

Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions or requests for tutorials, thanks for visiting! 🙂

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