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windows 10 anniversary update -- download size ?

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I have three machines with Windows 10 Home

 1. How big is the anniversary update since I have a 20GB/mth limit ?
 2. How can I setup so it only updates between 2am and 5am, when bandwidth is free ?
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by:Jordan Bell
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Hi There Finance_Teacher,

Thanks for your questions, you can start the upgrade anytime you like using Microsoft's upgrade tool which can be found Here. This will allow you to start the upgrade anytime you like during your free bandwidth time.

As for the size of the update, if you're choosing to download a fresh ISO file then expect around 4GB for X64 and 3GB for X86 machines. If you're just starting the upgrade on an existing Windows 10 machine then it could be anywhere between 1-2GB respectively.

If you have any more questions, just ask me over on my page.

Best,

Jordan Bell
Microsoft Support Specialist
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How can I setup FUTURE updates so it only updates between 2am and 5am, when bandwidth is free ?
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Hi,

Microsoft have made it difficult to download the actual updates over a schedule, but if you set your connection as metered then the downloads shouldn't start themselves. There are a wider variety of options for updates in the Anniversary Update so once you've got that installed, you'll have a little more flexibility with how your updates are downloaded and when you want your PC to restart etc.

A new feature called Active Hours allows you to choose when you're not using your PC so it will try and download updates during that time, set these hours for your free bandwidth hours and it should match up pretty well.

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Jordan Bell
Microsoft Support Specialist
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by:garycase
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I would download the Media Creation Tool; and then create a bootable USB flash drive (or an ISO you can burn to DVD) for the update.    Then you'll only have to download it once -- and can then use the media you created to do the update on all of your PC's.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/

After you've done the anniversary update, there is a setting for the "Active Hours" on the update page, which lets you set the hours that Windows Update will limit updates to.     This makes it easy to ensure that updates are only done during the times when your bandwidth is unrestricted.
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