How to Stop Windows from using your Bandwidth

Windows 10 is Stealing your Internet Bandwidth

The feature, known as Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO), is initially designed to help users get faster software updates, which is quite a good idea to handle massive internet traffic of up to 40 Terabits per second (TBps). WUDO works a lot like torrents work. Your computer running Windows 10 is used as part of a peer-to-peer network to deliver software updates faster to others, each person distributing a little bit of the files across multiple computers and helping everyone download updates quickly. But, this peer-to-peer sharing method offered by Windows 10 is using your precious Internet bandwidth, without hinting you about it, because the feature is enabled by default in Windows 10 Home and Pro edition. WUDO is also enabled in Windows 10 Enterprise and Education, but only for the local network.

How to Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO)

You can disable the feature, but the option is buried deep in the Settings menu for Windows Update.
  • Click on start icon Start icon
  • Click on update.
  • In the Windows Update screen, click on Advanced Options.
  • In the Choose How Updates are Installed screen, click Choose how updates are delivered.
  • In the Choose How Updates are Delivered screen, slide the On switch to Off.
  • Close the setting window.
  • That's it.....