How To Disable Automatic Download Of Windows 8 & 8.1 Store App Updates?
To get started follow steps below:
Step 1: On your keyboard press Win+R buttons to lunch Run window.
Step 2: Inside Run window type gpedit.msc and press Enter on your keyboard.
Step 3: If you got prompted by UAC click Yes in order to continue.
Step 4: When new window opens up, inside left pane, follow this path:
Local Group Policy EditorComputer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsStore
Step 5: With Store selected, inside right pane double-click on Turn off Automatic Download of updates.
Step 6: New window will open up where you have to change default value from Not Configured to Enabled.
Step 7: Click OK to save your changes and restart your computer.
From now on your apps downloaded from Windows Store won’t update automatically and you can lunch their updates manually when ever you want.