Store updates on PC, auto or manual?

  1.    09 Feb 2016 #1

    Store updates on PC, auto or manual?

    What do people advise as best practice for the store updates? Do you recommend automatic or manual. I just switched mine onto manual because a couple of native apps got screwed up on some user accounts after some auto updates that got stuck, cancelled by me and then re initiated (which got them going). I ended up having to delete affected user accounts and recreate them to get the apps going again.

    the only thing with manual is it once bodged the store for my own account, I manually checked for updates and a store one was available which I downloaded. Store shut itself down and when I tried to re open it nothing launched. So that's made me wary of this method too. I managed to use a system restore point successfully to get things back to where they were. Flicked auto back on and the store update must of gone through silently in background with success.

    so both methods have burned my fingers. But I'd be curious as to what most people on here opt for / recommend , auto or manual?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,752
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.168 and W10 Insider Build 18290
       10 Feb 2016 #2


    I use automatic updates and so far have never had a problem. However, my set up is quite simple with no other users on the PC and mine being a MS account.

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    10 Feb 2016 #3

    Thanks Phil. I think having other users as I have (a mix of administrator, standard + child account - all MS accounts) does complicate things. I guess it opens up more possibility for corruption or an app breaking. The native built in apps are definitely the most prone. I will keep it on manual for now but am still interested how others are setup.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,510
    Home 1809 x64 10.0.17763.194
       11 Feb 2016 #4

    Actually I did not even know about this setting, since I do not use store. I changed it to manual now. I like to have Base Filtering/Windows Firewall services disabled, then apps fail to update, but keep trying, which causes some lagging, so I kept at automatic previously and I also had to have those services running. So, thank you for asking.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    11 Feb 2016 #5

    I have mine on automatic, just let it update apps on its own in the background

    Occasionally run a manual check if I know an app update has just come out
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Windows store app auto updates in Software and Apps
Is anyone else finding the store nothing short of hopeless with regard auto app updates. The process works because some apps do update. But the amount of times they also get stuck is ridiculous. I'll often go into the store on my PC and sometimes...
I know Brink and Tairiku (experts I'm sure) have contributed to a solved thread "Turn Off Windows Updates" but here I am with an MBA in Finance and still somewhat confused based on what I'm trying to do. It's all about the Nvidia drivers. I...
Hi In Windows 10, how do I set the manual update of the Store apps for all users? Thanks Bye
Manual updates possible or not in Windows Updates and Activation
Hi there Is it possible to manually install updates. I don't like this "Dumbed down" methodology as you might with very good reason not want to install "all possible updates". You can't (or I can't find it) even get a history of your updates...
updates for build 9926 Manual link in Installation and Upgrade
Hi there Here's a Link to some updates for release 9926 in case you can't install via windows update. Windows 10 Technical Preview January Update Rollup (Not sure if the site rendering is working properly !!! but the link seems OK !!!). ...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18.
Find Us