If the user notices that PC performance is slow, then this means Windows is downloading Something in the background. But if the user wants to check that Something is Downloading in the Background in Window 10 and 11, then they should read the below blog. For details, go to office.com/setup or office.com/myaccount.
Method to Check If Something Is Downloading in the Background on Window 10 and 11:
1. Use Task Manager:
First of all, you should right-tap on the Taskbar and then choose Task Manager. Now in the Process tab, you should tap on the Network column. It will show the process by using the bandwidth. Here, you should check the process which is using the bandwidth currently. If the user wants to stop the download, then they should choose the process and then tap on End Task.
2. Use Resource Monitor:
For this, you should tap on Windows Key + R key altogether to open Run dialog box. After this, you should write “resmon” in the Run box and then tap on OK button to open the Resource Monitor. Here in the Resource Monitor window, you should tap on the Network tab. Now, you should Expand the Network Activity tab. In this, you will find the process which is consuming the highest network data.
Method to Check if Windows 10 is Downloading Updates:
If the user wants to check if Window 10 is Downloading updates, then you should right-tap on the Taskbar and then choose Task Manager. After this, you should tap on the Process tab. Now, you should pick the process with the highest network usage and then tap on Network column. If in case, the Windows Update is downloading then you will view “Services: Host Network Service” process. Here, you should Expand the process and you will view the Delivery Optimization process. Keep in mind the Delivery Optimization process is linked with the Windows Update and it activates, when the Windows is downloading the updates. The user can stop the process just by choosing Delivery Optimization and then tap on End Task.
Disable Windows Updates:
To disable Window Updates, you should tap on Start option and then choose the option of Settings. Now, you should hit on Network and Internet option. At this point, you should tap on Manage Known Networks. Here, you should choose your Wi-Fi network and then choose Properties. Next, you should Scroll down and then enable “Set as metered connection” option. The user should visit to Windows Settings and then tap on Update and Security. Here under Windows Update, you should tap on Advanced option. At last, you should turn off the option of “Automatically download updates, ever over metered data connections”.
Method to Stop Downloading in the Background in Windows 11:
To stop downloading, you should tap on the start button and then write Task Manager or you should use Ctrl+ Shift+ Escape button. After this, you should choose the Process tab and then find the app which uses the bandwidth just under the Network tab. At last, you should choose it and then hit on End task button.
With this method, you can easily check if Something is downloading in the Background in Window 10 and 11. For info, go to www.office.com/setup.