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I want to save costly internet data plan.

It seems windows 8 updates in the background. This is consuming huge internet bills.


presently I do a a thetering from my 3G mobile ( limited data plan) and create a wi-fi hot spot in the mobile and access mobile wi-fi in windows 8 laptop.


Can you please suggest how do I disable update in windows 8 ? I don't want any background downloading. this is consuming lot of bills.

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if you open windows update in the desktop view to bring up the yee old version of it, there are settings on the right.

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[quote name='DrakeN2k' timestamp='1364719607' post='595608372']
if you open windows update in the desktop view

[color=#ff0000]How ?[/color]

to bring up the [color=#0000ff]yee old version[/color] of it,

[color=#ff0000]what is that ?[/color]

there are settings on the right.

[/quote]

not understood. comments above in [color=#ff0000]red.[/color]

please simplify....find it difficult to understand your commnets.

can you please post some steps to follow.

I'm on windows 8

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Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Windows Update>Change settings>Never Check for Updates

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[quote name='Jedimark' timestamp='1364720790' post='595608394']
Control Panel>[b][color=#ff0000]All Control Panel Items[/color][/b]>Windows Update>Change settings>Never Check for Updates
[/quote]

I dont find the[color=#ff0000][b] red[/b][/color] above.

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Change View By to Large Icons.

That will replace the red section in the instructions >.<

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[quote name='articuno1au' timestamp='1364725582' post='595608460'] Change View By to Large Icons. >.< [/quote]

This worked . Thanks

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or use the search option and type 'update' to find it ;-)

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Either click the network icon in your notification area, or go to the Settings charm and click the network icon there.
Right-click on the Wi-Fi connection icon for your hotspot, and choose "Set as metered connection".
You can leave Windows Update set to automatic, and it shouldn't check for updates while on a metered connection.

Also, click the Settings charm, then click "Change PC Settings".
Click the Devices tab.
Make sure "Download over metered connections" is off (the default setting).
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Services.msc at a search
Disable the automatic update service.

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why would you disable automatic updates when the Metro settings allow you to disable data usage directly?

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Turn on when u need disable when you want. Definitively disable...could also change to manual updates. Multiple ways to get the job done. Which ever way is easier for you. Could even create a quick script to enable/disable the service if you so chose.

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