Windows 8.1 - How to Turn Off Automatic App Updates

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Prevent the Windows Store From Updating your Apps


Here's how to prevent apps downloaded from the Windows Store from updating without your permission.
  • Open the Windows Store app and bring out the Charms bar (Windows key + C)
  • Click on "Settings" > "Apps Updates".
  • Toggle "Automatically updates my apps" to "No".
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