How to Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization on Windows 10

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Do you have a metered connection and you don’t want to share your Windows Update files with other people over the internet?

Are you willing to disable delivery optimization to save your upload bandwidth for Windows Update?

As you may know, Windows Update Delivery Optimization is a feature that is enabled by default in Windows 10, it allows your PC to upload and download updates to and from other computers over your local network and internet.

This feature was created by Microsoft to speed up Windows Update and allow your PC to get updates from other PCs in your network, but if you enable the option to share your updates with people over the internet then you may have to pay more in terms of bills and bandwidth.

In this easy tutorial, you will learn how to regain control over your Windows Update Delivery Optimization, either by disabling it or enabling it only for the local network.

You can also read this tutorial about How to Disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10.

Let’s dive in!

Better Manage Windows Update Delivery Optimization

Start by opening the Settings App using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut and click on “Update & Security“.

Click on “Advanced options“.

Click on “Delivery Optimization“.

Here is what Microsoft says about Delivery Optimization:

Delivery Optimization provides you with Windows and Store app updates and other Microsoft products quickly and reliably.

If you have an unreliable Internet connection or are updating multiple devices, allowing downloads from other PCs can help speed up the process.

If you turn this on, your PC may send parts of previously downloaded Windows updates and apps to PCs on your local network or on the Internet. Your PC won’t upload content to other PCs on the Internet when you’re on a metered network.

Toggle the setting to “Off” to disable Delivery Optimization and receive updates only from the official Microsoft servers.

You can also enable the Delivery Optimization for the local network only.

You just discovered how to better manage your Windows Update Delivery Optimization service.

If you have any questions about Windows Update I am here to help.

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