Windows 8.1 apparently updates Windows Store apps silently via Windows Update


Windows Store apps silently updated

It appears that we will be able to update Windows Store apps in the upcoming release of Windows 8.1. Movie Moments, an app we know exists in build 9385, was recently and silently updated via Windows Update.

The Movie Moments app got an unexpected facelift this weekend and now users have noticed that the app was updated to version 6.3.9394 after using Windows Update in Windows 8.1 Pro Preview build 9385. It is apparent that there is now a different “Movie Moments” title in the top left corner of the App’s information instead of nothing (which was the case for the versions prior to this one).

After further investigation, in the Windows Update “installation history,” it shows “Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: Microsoft.MovieMoments.”

Not only was that the only app that was updated, but apps by the names of “PlayReady Client”, “VCLibs Preview Internal” and “WinJS 2.0 Preview Internal” are also updated, and have version numbers ranging from 6.3.9345 to 6.3.9391.

As it has been argued that updating Windows Store apps was a bit of a pain. Microsoft seems to have noticed that it was always a hassle for users to manually update apps by going to the Windows Store. With this new feature implemented, Microsoft can allow apps to be updated silently. Hopefully this feature is implemented and further detailed as development continues. Stay tuned.