With the arrival of the great update in April , Windows 10 users have new tools to limit the bandwidth used by the operating system both for the updates of the main software of the team and the applications that are installed.

Windows 10 incorporates a mechanism in charge of automatically optimizing the bandwidth used for updates and, in principle, its function is to prevent navigation speed from suffering. However, it does not take into account the use that other devices in the network make of the width and that is why, sometimes, the mechanism is of little use.

Since the April update, it is possible to limit the bandwidth that Windows 10 uses both to download updates in the foreground and to download them in the background

For that reason, Microsoft introduced with the Fall Creators Update new configurations for downloads in the background and with April 2018 Update introduces others for the downloads in the foreground , which are triggered, for example, by clicking on the button Check for updatesWindows Update or the Get button to download an application from the Microsoft Store. They are simple and easy to use by anyone.

This limits the downloads of Windows 10 in the first and second

Both to limit the bandwidth of the downloads of updates in the foreground, those that are triggered by a user action, and to limit it in the background downloads, those that occur automatically, follow these steps.

  1. Open Settings .
  2. Click on Update and security .
  3. Go to the Windows Update section .
  4. Click on the Advanced Options link .
  5. Click on the Delivery Optimization link .
  6. Click on the Advanced Options link in this section.

At this point, as we can see in the image above, we find two sliders that can be activated by checking the options that, surprisingly, say the same thing: “It limits the amount of bandwidth used to download updates in the background ”

This, as we can see in the options that appear in a Windows 10 system in English , is a translation error .

If we activate the option that appears first we can control the percentage of bandwidth used by the system to download updates in the background. If we activate the option that appears next, the second one, we will be able to manage the same value used in this occasion for the downloads of updates in the foreground.

This is how easy we can get the download of an update does not cannibalize our internet connection even if we can not navigate. To leave everything as it was, it will be enough to go back to carrying out each one of the steps and unchecking the activated options.