Many PC users must have felt once about the downgrade in the downloading speed after upgrading from previous OS with Windows 10. Well, that’s not something to blame your ISP as it has been confirmed that one of the hidden feature steals your Internet bandwidth and shares with other Windows 10 users globally.

It has been reported that the Microsoft uses a new kind of feature which allows Windows 10 users to download OS updates from other Windows 10 users. The feature is called as Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO). This feature was mainly supposed to download system updates rapidly, with the maximum speed of up to 40 TB/s. After installing Windows 10 on your system, it performs more of like a peer-to-peer network, by consuming little bandwidth from every user and helping others to get and download updates at a faster speed.

Here’s how to turn off this feature

  • Go to Settings in the Start menu
  • Search for Update & Security
  • Under Windows Update, open Advanced Options
  • Under Choose How Updates are Installed, select Choose how updates are delivered
  • Disable the toggle under Updated from More than One Place

Windows 10 caught stealing Internet Bandwidth, Disable it right nowAccording to Microsoft, this feature doesn’t slow down one’s internet connection due to the reason that it utilizes a certain part of the bandwidth, but the users should be aware of this kind of feature.

Source: The Hacker News