If you are worried about data usage and your network adapter isn’t set as metered, many methods can prevent them going over your data limits. You can install the open-source application Policy Plus, or use Group Policy to enable the Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers. Now the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ( started from build 16237 or higher version) has the ability to specify the amount of bandwidth to download or upload the updates with system and installed apps.
How to limit bandwidth usage for updates on Windows 10
Note: This is a new feature in preview build. I am not sure if it will be added in the Fall Creators Update.
* From your desktop, tap or click on Start button, and open the Settings app. Or press Win + I from your keyboard to open the Settings app quickly.
* Select the Update & Security category icon, and click on the “Windows Update” tab in the left side.
* Go to its right side pane, under Update settings heading, click on the
Advanced options link on the page.
* Locate the Delivery Optimization link and click on it.
* From there, you can configure the behavior of Windows Update, such as bypass the policy, pause updates. In this page, you will find two new links at the bottom: Advanced options, and Activity monitor.
Within the Advanced options page, you can check on the related box to enable the limit feature and setup any of three bandwidth below:
* Download: limit how much bandwidth is used for downloading updates in the background. It is not possible to slide it all the way down to disable Windows Update, while you are allowed to set it as low as five percent.
* Upload: limit how much bandwidth (up to 500GB of data) is used for uploading updates to other PCs on the Internet.
* Monthly upload: limit the monthly upload bandwidth. The Max data is 500GB.
Once you’ve enabled the option, simply move its slider to adjust the amount of the bandwidth your device uses each month. Once the limits are reached, the updates for Windows 10 and apps will stop working until the next monthly cycle.
* Inside the Activity monitor page, you are able to see download and upload statistics for a selected month on your local network and the internet.