Restricting Automatic Updates to certain network interfaces

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Fearful1138, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Fearful1138

    Fearful1138 Guest

    Is there anyway to stop windows automatic updates from checking and
    downloading automatically based on what network interface is currently active?

    I was on a train eariler today using my bluetooth CDMA mobile phone to
    connect to the internet (a service which is chargable by the megabyte) when
    automatic updates started downloading a bunch of stuff. It would be very
    handy if I could stop automatic updates from using that interface.

    Is there a way this could be done or should this be a feature request?
    Fearful1138, Mar 12, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    You can't selectively choose which networks to use for downloading, but what
    you can do instead is set automatic updates to prompt for whether or not to
    download them rather than doing it automatically. This way at least you will
    have a chance to decline downloading when connected in that manner.
    Rick Rogers, Mar 12, 2008
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