How do I Schedule/delay Windows Updates?

You can delay automatic Windows updates from installing on your PC until the Bonus Zone hours to maximize your Service Plan Data.

Why does Windows update automatically?

With automatic updating, Windows automatically checks for the latest updates for your computer. You don’t have to search for updates online or worry that critical fixes for Windows might be missing from your computer.

You can fully utilize all of your HughesNet® data by rescheduling your updates to occur during the Bonus Zone (formerly Bonus Bytes) of 8 PM and 2 AM or Daytime Data for HughesNet for Business customers.

How do I reschedule/delay Windows Updates?

Open Control Panel and click on Windows Update.

Under ‘Change settings’, select a time during Bonus Zone hours (2am – 8am) to perform the update.

Save or apply your changes and close the dialog box. Be sure to keep your PC powered on during this period so the updates will install.