How to View Windows Update Bandwidth Usage in Windows 11

This post explains using the Activity Monitor to view Windows Update download and upload bandwidth statistics in Windows 11.

With Windows Update delivery optimization, your computer receives updates from other sources besides Microsoft, like other PCs on your local network or PCs on the internet that have already downloaded the same files.

Delivery optimization helps reduce the internet bandwidth needed to keep your computer updated. In addition, you can get the same updates from other machines on the local network instead of going to the internet to download them.

Windows lets you change this behavior so that your computer updates only come from Microsoft servers and not from computers on the internet or the local network.

The Windows Update delivery optimization feature has an activity monitoring panel that keeps track of download and upload statistics.

Here’s how to view your download and upload bandwidth using the activity monitor in Windows 11.

As described above, the Windows delivery optimization feature has an activity monitor that keeps track of your machine download and upload activities.

The Activity Monitor will display your device’s bandwidth to download Feature and Quality updates, including Windows updates.

Here’s how to view that information.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Windows Update button on the left.

Windows Windows Update button in Settings

On the right, select the Advance options tile to expand.

Windows Windows Update advanced options
Windows Windows Update advanced options

On the Windows Update -> Advanced options settings pane, please select the Delivery Optimization tile to expand it.

Windows Windows Update delivery optimization tile
Windows Windows Update delivery optimization tile

Select the Activity monitor tile on the Windows Update -> Advanced options -> Delivery Optimization settings pane to expand it.

Windows Windows Update delivery optimization activity monitor
Windows Windows Update delivery optimization activity monitor

From the Activity monitor pane, you should see the overall bandwidth usage and speed your computer used to download updates for your PC.

Windows Windows Update delivery optimization activity monitor statistics
Windows Windows Update delivery optimization activity monitor statistics

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to view your device’s upload and download statistics using the Activity monitor in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.