Whew! Microsoft Now Lets Windows 10 Home Users Toggle Automatic App Updates


Microsoft released a few updates to Windows 10 build 10240 yesterday, including KB3081448, KB3081449 and KB3081452. Cumulative update KB308144 includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10. While Microsoft doesn't go into the details of these updates anymore, it looks like Windows 10 Home users are getting the handle to toggle off the automatic Windows 10 updates.

Windows 10 Home now has an extra feature for you that lets you disable automatic app updates from the Windows Store. Before this, Windows 10 Home users couldn't choose to disable automatic app updates which proved to be quite frustrating for some users. If you are one of those users not looking forward to Windows 10 downloading and installing app updates automatically for you, KB3081448 will get you this feature. Once this particular cumulative update is installed on your Windows 10 device, you will get a new option in Windows Store Settings that will allow you to toggle Update apps automatically off.

Remember, this is a first for Windows 10 Home users as other versions already had this option enabled. There is a high chance that Microsoft enabled this option for Home users after receiving feedback from users who weren't happy with automatic app updates. If so, users can certainly look forward to Redmond listening to more complaints and confusions that users have with the latest Windows 10. Are we going to get the details of the cumulative updates too in the future? Who knows.

Don't forget to let us know how you feel about getting this feature in Windows 10 Home SKU.

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