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  1. Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store


    How to: Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store

    Turn On or Off Automatic Download and Install of App Updates by Store in Windows 10


    The Microsoft Store app in Windows 10 offers various apps, games, music, movies & TV, and books that users can browse through, purchase, or get for free to download and install for their Microsoft account in Windows 10 PCs and devices.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the automatic download and installation of app updates by Store for your account or all users in Windows 10.

    *note Make sure that you have the correct time set to avoid the Store having syncing issues.

    *note You will need to have the Storage Service service running and set to Manual (Trigger Start) for Store updates to work properly.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Update Apps Automatically in Store app for only your Account
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Update Apps Automatically in Store for All Users using Group Policy
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Update Apps Automatically in Store for All Users using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: App Updates Available in Store

    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] To Turn On or Off Update Apps Automatically in Store app for only your Account
    1. Open the Microsoft Store app.

    2. Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]

    3. Under App updates, turn on or off Update apps automatically to what you want. (see screenshots below)

    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]

    4. When finished, you can close the Store app if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] To Turn On or Off Update Apps Automatically in Store for All Users using Group Policy

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Three below that does the same thing.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Store


    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Store in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Turn off Automatic Download and Install of updates policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (default), step 6 (always on), or step 7 (always off) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Let Users Turn On or Off Update Apps Automatically in Store (default)
    A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot belowstep 7)

    6. To Always have Update Apps Automatically Turned On in Store for All Users
    *note This step will override whatever users have set in Option One above.

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot belowstep 7)

    7. To Always have Update Apps Automatically Turned Off in Store for All Users
    *note This step will override whatever users have set in Option One above.

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]

    8. You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION THREE [/i] To Turn On or Off Update Apps Automatically in Store for All Users using a REG file

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    This option does the same thing as Option Two above.

    The .reg files below will add and change the registry key and DWORD value below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore

    AutoDownload DWORD

    delete DWORD = default
    2 = always off
    4 = always on

    1. Do step 2 (default), step 3 (always on), or step 4 (always off) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Let Users Turn On or Off Update Apps Automatically in Store (default)
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    User_Choice_Store_Automatic_Download_Install_Updates.reg

    Download

    3. To Always have Update Apps Automatically Turned On in Store for All Users
    *note This step will override whatever users have set in Option One above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Always_On_Store_Automatic_Download_Install_Updates.reg

    Download

    4. To Always have Update Apps Automatically Turned Off in Store for All Users
    *note This step will override whatever users have set in Option One above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Always_Off_Store_Automatic_Download_Install_Updates.reg

    Download
    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.

    9. If the Store app is open, then close and reopen it to apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    nissimezra, Aug 6, 2015
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  2. John65c Win User

    svchost.exe taking absorbing the internet speed on windows 10

    svchost.exe is part of windows and is used to update Apps

    If you have slow broadband like mine it will hog all the bandwidth.

    To turn off automatic apps update go to.

    Start

    Store (opens up windows app store)

    Click on the Person symbol next to the search box

    select Settings

    Turn off Update Apps automatically

    I also turn off Show products on tile

    You can wait for current downloads to finish or

    go to downloads and cancel them.
     
    John65c, Aug 6, 2015
    #2
  3. Windows 10 installing apps without permission

    Hi Biagio,

    App publishers sometimes update their apps to add new features and fix problems. The Windows Store can automatically install app and their updates. Here are the steps to permanently turn off the automatic installation of apps in your Windows 10:

    • On the Start screen, select Store to open the Windows Store.
    • Select the account menu (next to the search box), then select Settings.
    • Under App updates, set Update apps automatically to
      No.

    Keep us posted.

    Regards.
     
    Jessieca Sobe, Aug 6, 2015
    #3
  4. Cliff S New Member

    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store

    Shawn, there was an update to Store today or yesterday(Note: I have Home version):


    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Aug 27, 2015
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  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hey Cliff, *Smile

    I'm sorry, but???
     
    Brink, Aug 27, 2015
    #5
  6. Cliff S New Member
    Cliff S, Aug 27, 2015
    #6
  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Ah, great news. Now if they will just do the same for Windows Update.
     
    Brink, Aug 27, 2015
    #7
  8. Cliff S New Member

    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store

    *ThumbsYeah that would make a ton of people happy. I don't need it but, I respect choice 100%. And who knows maybe there will come an update that isn't good for one of my machines, so to have a choice(at least for non-critical or security updates) would be good.
     
    Cliff S, Aug 27, 2015
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  9. tfwul Win User
    BTW - if Store Settings - App updates is set to "Off" - will then the "Store" entry be gone?
    ( gpedit.msc -> Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Store)

    will that then again result in Event Log 'Warnings'
    like
    [Warning]
    Event ID 3
    Source: Windows-ApplicationModel-Store-SDK
    Description: slot 'versionNotes' is not parented
    Function: MoveSlotToNewParent
    Source: D:\TB\6052\8375\src\src\Shared\UX\Controls\PDP\PageLayout.xaml.cs (86)

    or

    [Error]
    Event ID 1
    Source: Windows-ApplicationModel-Store-SDK
    Error loading user profile picutre: Url: hxxx//cid-efa795a44.users.storage.live.com/users/0x95a44/myprofile/expressionprofile/profilephoto:UserTileStatic/ProfileImage?ck=1&ex=24 Error: E_NETWORK_ERROR
    Error Code: -2147483648
    Function: UpdateHamburgerIdentityButtons
    Source: D:\TB\6052\8375\src\src\Shared\UX\Controls\HamburgerControl.xaml.cs (87)

    (note, the above http link has been edited)

    =


    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]


    =
     
    tfwul, Oct 5, 2015
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello tfwul, *Smile

    The group policy should not go away no matter what it's set to.
     
    Brink, Oct 5, 2015
    #10
  11. tfwul Win User
    Puzzled ...


    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]


    Checked the eventlog - there was a 'warning' very soon after the first install (retail usb on a formatted SSD) reading

    "
    Windows cannot find the resource package manifest in the bundle file: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.7.1.0_neutral_split.language-nl_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml
    "

    Really don't know if that has something to do with it.

    there are a lot of 'store' entries in the event log though.

    Question is ... now what?

    =


    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store [​IMG]
     
    tfwul, Oct 5, 2015
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Interesting. I don't see this group policy anymore in build 10547.
     
    Brink, Oct 5, 2015
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  13. tfwul Win User

    Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Apps in Windows 10 Store

    I checked what I did (kept screenshots of virtually all steps I take when installing WIndows and Windows applicatons,- not apps):
    right-click 'store' on taskbar
    to go settings
    auto update [off]
    store on taskbar again
    unpin this program from taskbar

    Maybe... this results in removing it from group policy(?)
    and maybe this removal leads to all the event log entries
    verrry long shot though.

    =
     
    tfwul, Oct 6, 2015
    #13
  14. Brink
    Brink New Member
    No. It must have been a change made by Microsoft in some update. Group policies don't go away on their own like that.

    What build are you running?
     
    Brink, Oct 6, 2015
    #14
  15. tfwul Win User
    Build 10240. Insider Preview builds aside (think they are at 10525 or so) I assume this is the latest 'official' version.
     
    tfwul, Oct 6, 2015
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