Microsoft continues to offer Windows 10 to customers on older versions of their operating systems. There’s one setting that you should be aware of if you choose to update to Windows 10: the option to share Windows updates peer-to-peer (P2P) with other computers on your local network or with other computers over the Internet. Allowing others to download parts of Windows updates from your computer can use your Xplornet data.

Below are the steps to disable P2P sharing of Windows updates. You can find more tips and tricks for managing your Xplornet data in our support article here.

Step 1: Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left hand corner, and select Settings.


Step 2: Select Update & security.


Step 3: Select Advanced options.


Step 4: In Advanced options, you can choose how and when your computer restarts after an update. To disable P2P sharing of your Windows updates, select Choose how updates are delivered.


Step 5: On this screen, you can choose to toggle the slider to Off to completely disable P2P sharing of Windows updates.

If you’d like to enable P2P sharing of Windows updates, you can choose to only share the updates with other computers on your local network, or with local computers and those on the Internet.


What you’ll find here

Steps for disabling peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing of your Windows 10 updates.