I'm asking this question in the context of a satellite internet service with expensive download limits...

If you just accept all the recommended updates for Windows 10 (creator's update, security etc) for a single Home Edition machine how many Gigabytes will that represent in a typical 12 month period? Eg: I'm thinking maybe 5 gig for one major update plus maybe an average of 500 meg/month other stuff?

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Last Post by Reverend Jim

I had to download the Fall Creator's Update (which I call FU) about 8 times. I think it was about 4 gig a pop. Fortunately, at home, I have a 160 gig cap. I have to disable all updates at the cottage. It is difficult to do this and not 100% effective, especially since every app seems to want to auto-update.

So 4 gig for that one and I believe there was a similar one the previous spring. I'm thinking about 10-15 gig a year?

You can check all the updates and sizes here. Type "fall creator's update" into the search box.

Edited by Reverend Jim


For Windows 10 April 2018 Update
RAM 1GB for 32 bit 2GB for 64 bit.
Hard disk space 16 GB for 32 bit 20 GB for 64 bit.
CPU: 1GHz or faster.
Screen resolution: 800 x 600.
Graphics: Microsoft DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
Internet access.


Hi Darius
Those are the minimum machine specs. I was looking for the actual download size, which is something completely different!

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