Originally Posted by deepor
It seems to me there's no choice about that? It will be automatically installed through Windows Update on 8.1? It's not like the 8.1 upgrade from 8 was, something weird running through that Windows Store. It has a knowledge base article like any other normal update.
No, you have a choice if you have your Windows Update setting set to either of these 3 settings:
- Download updates but let me choose whether to install them
- Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them
- Never check for updates
If you have it set to download and install updates automatically, then yeah, you won't have a choice. I use Windows Update at my discretion. ;) I recommend that everyone else do the same. I mean, that puts you in control; it puts you in the driver's seat. Why would you want to allow Microsoft to force updates on you that you might not want?