How often does auto update happen?


  • I know that in Windows 8.1 apps are suppose to automatically update as new releases are added. I was wondering, how often does a machine check for updates and what is the average amount of time that an auto update takes to reach customers?
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:59 PM

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  • While I can't entirely answer your question, I want to note that users CAN turn off auto updates, so you cannot guarantee that all your users will get all the updates. I imagine mobile users who don't want to use paid data are more likely to turn off auto-update.


    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:29 PM
  • People turning off auto updates is most irrelevant. I could probably restate the question to be "On average how long does it take an update to go through to machines that have auto updates enabled". 

    The case of someone turning off auto updates is irrelevant to knowing how quickly an update goes through.

    Friday, April 25, 2014 5:05 PM