Disabling BITS Service

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  1. sb1370

    sb1370 MDL Novice

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    I wanted to stop Windows from downloading Windows and Store updates through my Ethernet connection on my home PC. I decided to stop BITS (background intelligent transfer task) service.
    What are other effects of doing so? Is it enough?
     
  2. RADITZDJ

    RADITZDJ MDL Member

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    I already remove BITS from wim file
    Then fresh reinstall
    But BITS is still there and running o_O
    Then I set it to manual
     
  3. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    BITS uses only idle bandwidth and does not use in-use, why stop a task that does not interfere with user bandwidth. ??????????????
     
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  4. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    Because of some examples :

    It use bandwidth without asking for permission from the owner of the pc
    Because of it updates tiles and all other apps without asking owner of the pc for permission
    Because of it send to Microsoft telemetry while owner of the pc sleeps knowing nothing about it

    Bits should not only be stopped but simply removed from the image with the use of dism
     
  5. odiebugs1

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    #5 odiebugs1, Oct 22, 2015
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    BITS sends telemetry, LOL Where did you get that ?

    I bet BITS sent data in win 7 too. LMAO
     
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  6. RADITZDJ

    RADITZDJ MDL Member

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    I already did that with DISM

    Microsoft-OneCore-BITS-Client-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.10240.16384
    Microsoft-OneCore-BITS-Client-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10240.16384
    Microsoft-OneCore-BITS-Client-WOW64-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.10240.16384
    Microsoft-OneCore-BITS-Client-WOW64-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10240.16384

    Then fresh reinstall
    But BITS still there :(
     
  7. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    bits exists from far before windows 10, 7 has it already
     
  8. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    Google. Com plus Microsoft forum you shouldn't lol to much before you know what background intelligent transfer service really does.
     
  9. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Oh ya I see it now.

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    I have a Visual Basic 6 application running perfectly fine on Windows XP Professional SP3 and Windows Server 2003 SP2. This application uses MDAC 2.8 SP1 on Windows XP SP3 and MDAC 2.8 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 SP2. This also uses some custom dlls.

    Really explains background well. Thanks.
     
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  10. sb1370

    sb1370 MDL Novice

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    It's not a wise action, you might need to activate it someday. Why remove it when you can disable it?:confused:
     
  11. sb1370

    sb1370 MDL Novice

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    Sometimes my home Internet connection is metered, and hence there is no metered option on Ethernet I need to limit data usage.

    I know Windows updates relies on BITS, but what other things rely on it?
    I wish Microsoft let us set Ethernet connection as metered in future Windows builds or someone find a hack for it.:unsure:
     
  12. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #13 xinso, Oct 23, 2015
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    Is it safe to disable/remove BITS?
     
  13. odiebugs1

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    It's a joke that Ethernet dos not have the ability to meter, only wifi-mobile.


    You can set BITS to only work at certain times, like when you sleep, or just limit bandwidth. In RUN - gpedit.msc - Administrative Templates, Network, Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
    You'll see limit bandwidth.
     
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  14. odiebugs1

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    Disabling BITS should allow the system to take over bandwidth instead of throttling it when a user is using bandwidth. It's only uses what the user is not using, limits it, so if it's disabled, it could hog all the bandwidth.
     
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  15. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    Not sure what are you trying to say Odie but from your explanation I understand that if I remove bits system will use 100% of the bandwidth instead bits throttling it when user is using the bandwidth. Means system or bits will use what user isn't using if disabled my network connections will be hogged by either system or bits.


    Haven't heard bigger rubbish in years lol
    That's not what for bits was designed and you should use Google to learn about it a bit more instead telling people not true.

    Disabling bits or removing bits will actually stop system sending data in the background but not all data

    Second there's option in gpedit for you to choose how much bandwidth would you like to reserve for the system you can choose 0%
     
  16. RJARRRPCGP

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    Reminds me of being required to disable BITS on XP, because of WGA on a PC back in 2007, IIRC. (or 2008)
     
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  17. odiebugs1

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    Sends Telemetry, again. :rofl6:
     
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  18. odiebugs1

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    Can't you see the large bold words I posted about bandwidth limit.:eek:
     
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