Disable Windows 10 Updates

Something that early adopters have found is that by setting up those faster updates described in a previous tip, it will use your Internet connection to share updates with other users. It's called the 'Windows Update Delivery Optimization' and works in a very similar fashion to a peer-to-peer network that's commonly used for things like torrent sites. If you'd prefer not to share your bandwidth then there's the option to turn it off, but it's not as straightforward as you think. Simply follow these steps to disable it:

 1. Go to the Start menu and select 'Settings'
 2. Click on 'Update & Security' under the Windows Update tab
 3. Click on the 'Advanced' option
 4. Select the 'Choose how updates are delivered' option
 5. Select the 'PC's on my local network' option
 6. click 'Apply'

This also allows you to push Windows updates to other PCs in your home without downloading the update multiple times.