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Windows 8.1 home page

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    Windows 8.1 home page


    I have wild blue for my internet provider and I have limited bandwidth. I got a new PC with Windows 8.1 and my bandwidth usage has more than doubled. My question is do the apps on the home page use data even when I am not on the internet myself? Any other things that may be causing this?

    Thanks for your help!

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello tking66, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Live tiles for apps could use the internet. You can use the method in the tutorial below to turn off live tiles for apps.

    Apps - Turn Live Tiles On or Off in Windows 8

    In addition, you could open Resource Monitor, and click on the Network tab to help see what is currently using your bandwidth.

    Resource Monitor - Windows 7 Help Forums
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