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Turn off Automatic Download of updates on Win8 machines



Enables or disables the automatic download of app updates on PCs running Windows 8. If you enable this setting the automatic download of app updates is turned off. If you disable this setting the automatic download of app updates is turned on. If you don’t configure this setting the automatic download of app updates is determined by a registry setting that the user can change using Settings in the Windows Store.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsStore # AutoDownload

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Store

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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