While installing new updates via Windows Update or the Microsoft Store, we often experienced slow internet speed. Its because Windows 10 consume all of the available internet bandwidth.

Starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709), Microsoft is addressing this issue by introducing new options that allow you to limit the bandwidth your device uses to download and upload updates. The new feature can allow you to specify how much Internet bandwidth these update processes can use so that it does not affect other programs.

How To Limit Windows Update Bandwidth

If you want to minimize your internet connection impact during updates, you can use the new Delivery Optimization options to limit the bandwidth usage on your device.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Click the Advanced options link.
  • On “Advanced options,” click the Delivery Optimization link.
  • On “Delivery Optimization,” click the Advanced options link.
  • Under “Download settings,” check the Limit how much bandwidth is used for downloading updates in the background option.
  • Use the slider to specify (in percentage) the amount of bandwidth you want your device to use.
  • Under “Upload settings,” check the Limit how much bandwidth is used for uploading updates to other PCs on the Internet option.
  • Use the slider to set (in percentage) the amount of bandwidth you want to dedicate for uploads.
  • If you want to limit the amount of data your device uploads per month, you can also check the Monthly upload limit option.
  • Use the slider to set the upload limit in gigabytes.

It should be noted that the upload settings will only work if you have the “Deliver Optimization” settings configured to Allow downloads from other PCs using the PCs on my local network, and PCs on the Internet option. However, if you’re looking to minimize the data speed usage, you should be using the PCs on my local network option instead.