Why Windows 8 and 8.1 Zap Internet Data and How to Curtail it

Yesterday I was reading through an article about Windows 8 and 8.1 and I saw a particular comment from someone that prompted me to put up this piece.

The person made a comment and was mentioning how his new Windows 8 PC zaps his internet data and that immediately prompted him to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7.

You might want to agree with him by saying that Windows 8 zaps internet data, but the little mistake he made before hastily downgraded to Windows 7 was that he failed to find out the cause of the data zapping and see if it has a remedy before downgrading.
Windows 8.1 tiled start up screen

Yes it is true that Windows 8 and 8.1 PC consumes lots of internet data, but the major reason behind that is that the tiled start up screen of the Operating System contains lots of live apps that automatically and constantly updates themselves whenever there is internet access.

For this reason, your metered internet connection burns at faster rate coupled with the normal Windows updates that take place while connected to the internet even without much downloading on your part.

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And again with all these live tiles updates on, they tend to slow down your internet connection.

How do I curtail this internet data zapping on my Windows 8 and 8.1?

To reduce excessive and faster data consumption on your Windows 8, you can simply turn off the tiled live app updates by;

= => Going to the tiled start screen of your PC

= => Select each of the app and right click

= => Then choose turn live update off from the right click options.

By so doing, anytime you connect your PC to the internet, the live update apps will no longer connect to the internet for updates and you will end up having faster connection for your normal internet surfing and also you have succeeded in curtailing internet data zapping.

Why Windows 8 and 8.1 Zap Internet Data and How to Curtail it Why Windows 8 and 8.1 Zap Internet Data and How to Curtail it Reviewed by Edwin Akwudolu on 2:38:00 PM Rating: 5

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