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4Lowie
08-12-2012, 12:59 AM
Hi all
I've just got a new windows 8 machine and I'm worried about the data usage. I've turned of most of the apps like the news and weather updates but when you look at the data usage it just seems to keep ticking along, even doing nothing the data used keeps going up.... Any idea's? Or is it just that Microsoft get a cut on every bit transfered?????

You never know!

Thanks Dave

Slankydudl
08-12-2012, 01:19 AM
Aslong as your router/modem is on its difficult to not use any data. But things like weather apps and stuff use probably around 2mb a month, so essentially unless your browsing the web or playing games or whatnot then you will use very minuscule amounts of your data plan and this isn't increased by windows 8.

pcuser42
08-12-2012, 08:33 AM
It's more likely that Windows 8 is checking for, and downloading, updates that use your data. No OS is not going to update itself.

Slankydudl
08-12-2012, 11:17 AM
Ah, true i didn't think about that since is a new pc

Renmoo
08-12-2012, 11:43 AM
Looks like you can monitor what is going in and out on a Windows 8 computer: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57556365-285/how-to-enable-metered-wi-fi-connections-in-windows-8/

Agent_24
08-12-2012, 09:20 PM
It's more likely that Windows 8 is checking for, and downloading, updates that use your data. No OS is not going to update itself.

Mine don't update themselves, I do it manually.

wainuitech
08-12-2012, 09:58 PM
The inbuilt usage is fine if you are using wireless, but hopeless if you have Ethernet

To quote MS:


Ethernet network connections can't be set to metered.

Why not make it metered in Ethernet as well. ?

pcuser42
09-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Mine don't update themselves, I do it manually.

Should have added "by default".