MSIX re-packaging Win32 apps and autoupdate

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How do you handle packaging Win32 apps which auto-update? Since the app location of packaged apps is read-only I have issues with apps which auto-update on start-up. Unfortunately I can't disable auto-update on affected Win32 apps since this behaviour is baked into the code. 



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Hi @Centurion 


If you want to deploy the app via MSIX you definitely need to block the auto-update  built-in support. 


If you can't do it via the package binaries, you (sync with the corresponding team from your company) can try to block the URL accessed by the app to check for updates? Use Fiddler to find out what URL is  your app using to check for updates and inform the corresponding team inside your company to block it.