Windows 10: Allow Automatic Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10  

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home x64
       21 Feb 2018 #10

    Bree said: View Post
    When 1709 was first released (16299.15) you could tick that box in both Home and Pro. As I described, earlier there was a bug in Pro that left the red 'some settings are managed by your organisation' message even after you unticked that box. That has been fixed now, I'm not sure which build fixed it but it is fixed in 16299.248. From the last post on page 2 here it appears that this bug was still being reported as present in 16299.214.

    It always struck me as odd that this was the one and only Policy that could be set in Home, considering that for all other policies gpedit was not available in Home. This may be a deliberate change, then again it may be an unintended side effect of the 'fix' for Pro.

    Either way, I can confirm that in the latest build of Home, attempting to tick that box briefly shows a tick but it is immediately removed again.

    Edit: as the vast majority of automatic downloads are windows updates anyway, I can't see any real advantage for ticking that Policy over just turning off metering.
    Thank you Bree for the explanation. Yes that was what was happening, I was ticking the box and it briefly showed a tick, but it was immediately removed again. I'm glad you've confirmed that this is normal.

    I've downloaded @Brink Option 4 Reg file and will use it.

    Kind Regards, Neil
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  2. Posts : 213
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home x64
       21 Feb 2018 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @Neil,

    I agree with Bree that you could just turn off metering.

    However, have you already tried Option Two to set it instead?

    If so and it doesn't stay set still, then you could try Option Four to set it via policy.
    Thanks Shawn. I'll run your Option 4 Reg file instead. Kind Regards, Neil
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17655
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       21 Feb 2018 #12

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