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If you can't configure Metered connection in Windows 10, this registry manipulation based solution will help you to fix the issue.

Earlier, we’ve shared you following guide to manage Metered connections in Windows 10:

How to configure Metered connection in Windows 10

Recently, we faced a strange problem with Metered connection feature. We’ve earlier set the active network connection as Metered one on this Windows 10 Pro running machine. But now we realized that we can no longer set the connection to non-Metered. The switch on Metered connection setting page is stuck in On position (refer below shown screenshot).

FIX Cant Configure Metered Connection In Windows 10

Sometimes we can set this switch Off state but as soon as we restart the machine, the switch is back to On state. If you’re also facing this problem, you can try below mentioned registry solution and see if it helps you.

FIX: Can’t Configure Metered Connection In Windows 10

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost

FIX Cant Configure Metered Connection In Windows 10

3. Take the ownership of DefaultMediaCost registry key using steps mentioned in this guide. Then in the corresponding right pane, look for registry DWORD corresponding to your current network connection type. If you’ve Ethernet connection set as Metered one and you can’t configure it back to non-metered, you need to edit Ethernet named registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) here. It must be having its Value data set to 2, which means the connection is Metered, atm. Double click on the registry DWORD to modify its Value data.

4. Finally, set the registry DWORD to Value data as 1. Click OK. If you want to configure Metered connection for other network type such as WiFi, set their registry DWORD to 1. Close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

FIX Cant Configure Metered Connection In Windows 10

Hope this helps!

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