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Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth

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Re: How come...? @Jeffy

"This [metered connection]should have been built into the OS at least five years ago, if not ten."

The metered connection option was introduced 3 years ago in Windows 8, and it is easy to set: right clicking you wireless/3g network connection and just select "set as metered connection".

Windows Update and some other OS features like Onedrive can be instructed to not download/sync when you're using a metered connection. Similarly 3rd party software can use the API and restrict network usage.

I think this option would have been built into the OS 10 years ago if someone had come up with the idea! Where were you 10 years ago? ;-)

That the feature is not (yet?) in any other OS is likely not due to coding challenges.

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