A month ago Windows 10 was launched and everyone loves so far, well, almost everyone, I like it too, but some people are saying that they notice a drop in their internet bandwidth since they started using windows 10 and they are right, Microsoft offered Windows 7.8 and 8.1 user free update to windows 10 but to handle millions of 3.5GB downloads at the same time is not easy even for Microsoft.
To handle this problem Microsoft added a new feature in Windows 10 called “Widows Update Delivery Optimization” (WUDO), this is a Peer-2-Peer approach to obtain windows updates, just the same as any Torrent service, where any Windows 10 user can download updates from other user and not for a server.
It is a good idea for handling massive traffic, but some people think that Microsoft should ask for your permission before doing that, Microsoft says that they are using only a portion of your bandwidth but it is using your bandwidth nonetheless.
For some online gamers the smallest drops in their bandwidth may affect their gaming experience, just ask any online gamer and he can tell you how annoying is that.
In the end it is an interesting idea from Microsoft but they should ask nicely first. If you want to turn this (WUDO) feature off you can see how to do that in the video below.