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How to Limit Internet Data Usage in Windows 11

How to Limit Internet Data Usage in Windows 11

Windows 11 lets you limit the use of data for internet access to match your internet subscription data plan. Setting your network as a metered connection is one of the simplest ways to reduce Windows 11 data consumption. Metered connections limit the amount of data Windows uses in the background and allow limits to be set on the total amount of data your computer might use in a time. You can apply restrictions on data usage in Windows 11 for Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks. This feature is useful for monitoring your data usage and also for making sure you don't exceed your monthly bandwidth quota over a metered connection. How to Set Data Usage Limits in Windows 11 Open "Settings". You can use keyboard shortcuts (WIN + I).Navigate to "Network & internet > Advanced network settings > Data usage". Then click the "Enter limit" button to set the data usage limit. In the dialog box, fill in the settings according to the data usage limit you set. Limit type Monthly: data usage limit in one monthOne time: the limit of onetime data usage within the time range you specify.Unlimited: unlimited, just for monitoring Monthly reset date: the date when the amount of data usage will return zero. Data limit: the maximum limit of data usage in MB/GB units. How to Change and Remove Data Usage Limit in Windows 11 Once you've added the internet data usage limit settings, as mentioned above, you can also change or remove those settings. To change click the "Edit limit" button and to remove it...

Getting to Know the $WinREAgent Folder and How to Delete It in Windows 11

Getting to Know the $WinREAgent Folder and How to Delete It in Windows 11

All Windows updates and upgrade process will cause a $WinREAgent folder. In updating and upgrading Windows will create many files and folders during downloading and installing the update. The location of files and folders that are created automatically is on the drive where Windows is installed. These files and folders are hidden and you won't see them until you change the settings and how they are displayed. You can see it by following other Bardimin articles.  Easy Way to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows. Get to know the $WinREAgent Folder The $WinREAgent folder is a folder that is created automatically during the Windows update and upgrade process. This folder contains temporary files that will be useful for restoring Windows if the update or upgrade process experiences problems. This folder was created by the Windows Recovery Environment to prevent the operating system from failing to boot because there was a problem during the Windows update or upgrade process. $WinREAgent is one folder that is hidden by default, to see it change your File Explorer settings. This folder is only an empty folder with one that has a sub-folder called "Scratch" which is also empty. The size of the $WinREAgent folder is 0 kb. How to Safely Delete $WinREAgent Folder The $WinREAgent folder is safe for you to delete. Before deleting this folder, pay attention to the following things. If the size of the $WinREAgent folder is 0 kb, you safely delete this folder. This means that all...

Creating a Windows Server Update on a LAN Network with WSUS

Creating a Windows Server Update on a LAN Network with WSUS

By creating a server that serves Windows updates and other products from Microsoft, you can save internet consumption and speed up the update process. Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is a feature of Windows Server to manage the distribution of updates released by Microsoft Update to computers on your network. WSUS will be very useful if you have to manage many computers. Updates from Microsoft products can be hundreds of Megabytes in size, and can even reach a size of over one Gigabyte. If the number of computers in the network is large, it is certainly very inefficient if each computer has to download to Microsoft. Because this will burden internet usage and require a long download time. By creating a Server that serves an update, a direct update to Microsoft is only performed by one Server computer. Meanwhile, computers in other networks will download updates to the server. In this scenario, the update process from the computer does not require internet access because it uses a local network (LAN) and, of course, the download speed is also very fast. This article will use Windows Server 2019 as an example and you can also use this method on Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2. Both 2016 and Windows Server 2022. Install WSUS on a Windows Server Open the "Server Manager".In the Server Manager click "Manage" and then click "Add Roles and Features". Next will open the Add Roles and Features Wizard window. And on "Before You Begin", click "Next".In "Installation Type", select...

Prevent Windows 10 Specific Updates

Prevent Windows 10 Specific Updates

After we uninstall updates on Windows, not long after that Windows will update again. Like when we uninstall the KB5005565 update, which causes printer sharing to not run after we uninstall it, printer sharing becomes normal again. A few days later, printer sharing is no longer possible because Windows is updating again KB5005565. Of course, an incident like this is very annoying. To overcome this, we need a tool from Microsoft called "Show or hide updates". This "Show or hide updates" from Microsoft can block (hide) unwanted Windows Updates or certain Drivers from reinstalling again on your system. But unfortunately, Microsoft has removed this tool from its official website. If you search on Microsoft's official web, you will not find this tool anymore. With the removal of this tool, Microsoft does not want Windows users to miss updates which are improvements and optimizations of Windows in various ways. However, the updates that Microsoft provides are not always what we need, as in the example above. But don't worry, we will share this tool with you. Steps to prevent specific updates from Windows 10 Perform uninstall Windows updates you do not want.If you don't know how to uninstall updates, you can look at our previous tutorial: How to Uninstall Windows 10 Update. Download "Show or hide updates". Extract the "wushowhide.zip" file and then run the "wushowhide.diagcab" file. After that click "Next". Next select it and click "Hide updates". Then select the updates you don't...