Windows 10 will automatically download updates when you connect your device to an unmetered network, or when you set the network it’s connected to as unmetered again.And yes, Windows will remember this setting for each individual network, so you can disconnect from that network and reconnect all you like.Windows Update really wants to automatically update on Windows 10.Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 have access to group policy and registry settings for this, but even Home editions of Windows 10 give you a way to stop updates from automatically downloading.After enabling this option, Windows Update will say “Updates are available.When you set a connection as “metered,” Windows 10 won’t automatically download updates on it.Windows 10 will automatically set certain types of connections — cellular data connections, for example — as metered.
If your connection offers unlimited downloads at a specific time — for example, during the middle of the night — you could mark the connection as unmetered occasionally at these times to download updates and mark it as metered after the updates are downloaded. This option only affects the Wi-Fi network you’re currently editing, but Windows will remember this setting for each individual Wi-Fi network on which you change it.
(If you haven’t gotten the Anniversary Update yet, this option will be in Settings Advanced Options.) This option isn’t available for Ethernet networks, but you can set your Ethernet connection as metered using a registry hack.
Windows 10 PCs automatically check for updates and install any updates they find.
You can take some control over this and have Windows 10 install updates on your schedule, but these options are hidden.
Do you have an Internet connection with limited data?Just mark it as metered and Windows 10 won’t automatically download updates on it. From there, enable the “Set as metered connection” option.