Windows 10 updates are complex for people with a slow internet connection or limited bandwidth. The OS is designed to be always-connected and it consumes your internet data via the updates and Microsoft Store, but Delivery Optimization feature allows you to limit Windows 10 from consuming your home network with Delivery Optimization feature.
A slow Internet connection comes with all kinds of drawbacks and Windows 10 May 2020 Update finally includes a notable improvement in this regard.
Currently, Windows 10’s Delivery Optimization feature allows you to limit the bandwidth used by updates and Store with a percentage level. With Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004), you can finally select the bandwidth value that should be used for the process.
The new delivery optimization options will provide you with more control over how your internet connection should be used by Windows Update and Windows Store to download updates.
In Windows 10 version 2004, you can set an absolute bandwidth limit, ensuring Windows Update, Microsoft Store and Microsoft products won’t hog your internet connection with its background downloads.
If you set an absolute value for bandwidth usage, Windows Update won’t try to use all your bandwidth/internet connect speed by default. Instead, it would try to dynamically optimize the amount of bandwidth it needs and Windows Update/Microsoft Store usage won’t go above the value set by you.
This delivery optimization new setting also applies to app updates from the Store and updates for other Microsoft products.
All these improvements will be available when Windows 10 May 2020 Update ships in the last week of May.
In related news, Microsoft is also making changes to the ‘Optional Updates’ section in Windows Update page with Windows 20H2 update. According to the company, Windows 10 20H2 update will finally allow users to copy the text (KB package number) before downloading any updates.
“We’re updating the Optional Updates Available section that appears in Windows Update settings, so that you will now be able to copy the text in case you need it,” the company said.
While Windows 10 May 2020 Update is expected to ship later this month, Windows 10 20H2 update won’t arrive until October.