I am able to choose which updates to installed on Windows 7 computer. However, when I go to PC Settings > Windows Update from start screen on my Surface Rt, I couldn’t disable or turn off automatic updates and check for optional software updates and firmware updates for the hardware to install. How can I do that on the tablet?
No, you can’t. To make Surface RT more secure, microsoft have setup all updates to download and install automatically through Windows Update when it is connect to internet. So the Windows Update, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall are all up-to–date.
In a word, it is no way to turn off automatic updates on Windows RT OS, including Windows 8.1 RT. You’d better go to use the tablet device running Windows 10/8 Pro, like the Surface Pro device.
You could try the method to Modify some key in regedit editor for disabling the feature.
* Press Win + R from your type cover or keyboard, input regedit and press Enter.
* Within the left pane of regedit editor, navigate to the tree below:
* Select the WindowsUpdate key and go to its right side pane, doubel click on Auto Update key, change its value data from 0 to 1, and clcik Apply > OK button.
* Then reboot the system to apply all changes.