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Prevent Windows 10 pro from downloading updates without explicit permission

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I am using Windows 10 professional on a notebook which normally is not connected to the Internet while I am not at home. However, I could open a hotspot on my smartphone and connect by WiFi if necessary.

Since one or two months Windows 10 automatically downloads huge update files when it detected the wifi connection. Within a few minutes the the monthly maximum of 700 MB available with my cell was running out what slows down any future internet access to inacceptable speed.

As told, I didn't experience the issue before Nov/2015. My current workaround is to not using the hotspot connection.

Is there any way to prevent Windows 10 from download without explicit permission? Note, I don't mind if it would install the updates automatically.

Thanks In Advance

Scott C
Senior Engineer

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