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Here is how to stop Windows 10 to deliver updates from your PC to complete strangers

If you have a Windows 7 or 8.x, chances are that you already upgraded to the latest Windows version. What you don’t know is that Windows Update Delivery optimization (WUDO) has set up your computer in a Peer to Peer network to deliver updates for other Windows 10 users. „Windows Update Delivery Optimization lets you get Windows updates and Windows Store apps from sources in addition to Microsoft. This can help you get updates and apps more quickly if you have a limited or unreliable Internet connection. And if you own more than one PC, it can reduce the amount of Internet bandwidth needed to keep all of your PCs up-to-date. Delivery Optimization also sends updates and apps from your PC to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet. Delivery Optimization is turned on by default in Windows 10.“ Microsoft doesn’t hide any details in the official WUDO FAQ. But, it also doesn’t ask your approval when you install the operating system. If you read on, then things are getting messy: „Windows uses the same process as when getting updates and apps from PCs on your local network, and also looks for PCs on the Internet…

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