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Microsoft Surface RT

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    RT 8.1

    Microsoft Surface RT


    My problem is with "Automatic Updates". I have to turn off my tablet when I leave work, but the tablet wants to update and I'm instructed not to shut down until complete. as I can't wait, I put the tab away and when I log in the next morning, I'm instructed to wait as updates were not complete and those that were during the process are now being removed. how can I disable the "Automatic Updates"? Thanks,
    Tom

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 pro


    goto setting and search for automatic update
    and there you would find and option
    1. never update
    2. trun off update .etc
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    RT 8.1

    Nebisjames


    I do not have that option when I go to settings and search. it only gives me updates and do I want to update now .
    Thanks, Tom
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 pro


    Send the information about you tablet
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  5. #5


    Posts : 14
    win8.1/win10


    Quote Originally Posted by Nebisjames View Post
    goto setting and search for automatic update
    and there you would find and option
    1. never update
    2. trun off update .etc
    The OP is running Surface RT.
    There is no option but to install updates.

    I have a Surface RT, Win 8.1
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  6. #6


    Posts : 14
    win8.1/win10


    Quote Originally Posted by Tom777 View Post
    I do not have that option when I go to settings and search. it only gives me updates and do I want to update now .
    Thanks, Tom
    You are right.
    Surface RT users do not have the options as described to you.
    However, there is a Hide option.
    When you view the update, you can hide it by a long press at the update, then tap Hide update.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    RT 8.1

    Surface RT 8.1


    What does hiding the update accomplish?
    Thanks, Tom
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  8. #8


    Posts : 14
    win8.1/win10


    Quote Originally Posted by Tom777 View Post
    What does hiding the update accomplish?
    Thanks, Tom
    If you don't want to install that update.
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  9. #9


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,592
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Hiding makes Windows Update ignore the update. If Win RT had the ability to turn off Automatic Updates, you would still get nagged to do the update.

    If you later decide you want to install the hidden update you will need to unhide it. Maybe davidhk can explain how to unhide a hidden update using Win RT.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 14
    win8.1/win10


    Open Windows Update > left side, 3 options listed :
    Check for updates
    View update history
    Restore hidden updates

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