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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: free usage

there is a peculiar hump around midnight, it is best to schedule downloads to start about 00:05, and switch of just before 08:00
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Aspiring Pro
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Registered: ‎04-09-2008

Re: free usage

I know this has been raised before but ...... you can schedule Windows updates to install in the middle of the night but I'm not aware hat you can schedule the downloading???
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: free usage

nor am I, I normally do mine manually so that I can check what they are doing first.  Also the MS Tuesday updates  are American origin and you cant guarantee when they are released in the UK.
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Registered: ‎11-01-2008

Re: free usage

The setting is to automatically download and install not just to download.
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Grafter
Posts: 21,036
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: free usage

Hi Peter,
The way that CBC usage works is that we discount the "interim" update at the cut off between peak and off peak to ensure that no usage is charged for in the off peak period.
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: free usage

Yes I did know that James, just that so many people ask the same question, it stops then saying, my VMBU is not working right
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Grafter
Posts: 2,540
Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: free usage

Cheers
Yes the setting does indeed regulate download and install.
In my experience the downloads dont actually appear to become available in the UK until Wednesday (never checked Redmond time)
I do tend to like to do them manually but do like the idea of not having to pay for their transfer and I am definitely not staying up into the small hours to do it as shift working stuffs up your body clock more than enough!