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restricting traffic while not connected to wifi

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Can you configure W8 to stop downloading large chunks of data (updates for example) if your are not connected to wifi just mobile connection?
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Why do you ask, you did not that mention yet.
Do you fear some expensive download volume is used up soon or simply bandwidth?

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I use prepaid cards when I travel and they run out too quickly. Is there an external software or maybe even script that restricts traffic to a single app eg. firefox?
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Windows 8 (more than earlier operating systems) expects to be connected at all times.

In between when you first posted and now, Microsoft has issued a 170Mb replacement update for a failed August update. This is the Windows 8.1 Update 2 feature update. So that is a lot of bandwidth used.

I think you need to try to get most updates and do most of your work on Wi-Fi and leave the prepaid card for emergencies.
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@axcx  - Thank you and good luck with using prepaid travel cards. I use a separate USB Internet key for travelling and the base plan usually covers any cellular Internet that I do.

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