Disable Windows 8 App Updates Download and Install Automatically


Steps to prevent / stop / disable / restrict Windows Store automatically downloads and installs updates for all Modern (aka Metro) apps in Windows 8 and later.

Solution 1: Using Windows Store Settings with user login to Microsoft Windows Live email ID

  1. Windows Store > press WIN+C keys > Settings > App updates
  2. Set Automatically update my apps option to No.

Note: You can manually update Store apps by click on Check for updates option.

Solution 2: Using Registry Editor for user without login to Microsoft Windows Live email ID

  1. Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsStore\WindowsUpdate
  3. Change DWORD AutoDownload value to 2 to disable automatic app updates.
  4. Log off and restart computer to take effect.