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Windows 7: background downloads

16 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

By telling you that the OS is designed to have background data traffic, and that it may be unavoidable until you get a higher bandwidth service. According to your specs, you aren't even running at 56K speeds.

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16 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install

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How does wise XXX remark help me with my problem?
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This helps me, how?
Rudeness will almost certainly not convince members to help you.
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16 Mar 2011   #13

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64

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Dial up connection,!!!!!!!!!!! and you complain at it being slow.

Tanyam is a Student and may not have access to Broadband!
Ummm... was that rudeness directed at me? I read it as Mitchell was responding to dahermit that dialup was the cause of his problem. I hope it wasn't directed at me.

Anyway, I do have broadband. I have ADSL1, and yes it is slow. Not as slow as dialup. I average 60KBps. But that's off topic.

Back on topic, do background transfers really affect the OS so dramatically? Certainly will affect any Internet based activity, but having been living on Cable Internet or the last 10 years, there was no impact to me when I was downloading.

If something is downloading though - there are usually some form of indicators. Such as a notification icon when it is downloading, or has finished downloading and will say "updates are ready to install" etc.

I agree with allend66. Install some firewall software.
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17 Mar 2011   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

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Ummm... was that rudeness directed at me? I read it as Mitchell was responding to dahermit that dialup was the cause of his problem. I hope it wasn't directed at me.
Not at all I can assure you. That was a bit of a mixup on my part for which I apologise. I got the profiles of you and dahermit confused. It looked to me as if another member was criticising a student for not having broadband as I work with many students who are in that position. They can't always afford it.
Sorry again no offense meant.
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19 Jul 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

This post pos way too late. Re lovely auto updates or, unrequested downloads, I've had 800 MB worth in the last 3 days - getting a bit sick of it to be honest. What can be used to see who's doing? it ie who is using the bandwidth up?
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13 Oct 2014   #16

window 7

Dear frnds,
I too had this problem but got resolved after reading this blog. Actually Java was the accused doing mischief with my precious data balance. You will find in services running as jusched. And stop it by opening Java application. It was really annoying. Thanks to the blog and the person who replied with it.
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