In this new tutorial we are going to learn you to how to disable automatic updates in google chrome in windows 10 operating system. The earlier version of the Google Chrome browser allowed the users to choose whether they want to update their Google Chrome browser to a new version or not. However, with time, Google has changed the way updates are released for the browser and now the Google Chrome updates automatically. If you want to disable google chrome auto update, here is a tutorial showing how you can do it.

While it is usually recommended to keep the updating feature enabled, mostly for security reasons, you sometimes may need to disable the automatic updates, for instance when Chrome is deployed in a company network or if you want to thoroughly test updates before they are installed on live systems.

Disable Automatic Updates in Google Chrome

There are several ways to turn off/disable automatic updates in google from your windows. You can try to disable google chrome auto updates from Registry Editor and also you disable chrome automatic updates from system configuration.

So, for the first time we are going to disable google chrome automatic update from Registry Editor.

Disable Google Chrome Auto Update Registry


Step 1: Open the Registry Editor. Press Windows + R and type regedit to start the Registry Editor

Step 2: Expand the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” folder. This will display options for software installed on your computer.

Disable Automatic Updates in Google Chrome
Disable Automatic Updates in Google Chrome

Step 3: Expand the “SOFTWARE” folder. This will display a list of companies that have programs installed on your computer.

Disable Automatic Updates
Disable Automatic Updates

Step 4: Right-click in the large frame on the right and select “New” → DWORD.” Name the new DWORD “UpdateDefault.”

Disable Google Chrome Auto Update Registry
Disable Google Chrome Auto Update Registry

Step 5: Double-click the new “UpdateDefault” DWORD. This will open a new window.

Step 6: Press “OK” to close that window and then close (exit) Registry Editor

Disable Chrome Auto Update
Disable Chrome Auto Update

 

Step 7: To check whether the settings have been applied correctly, open Google Chrome > click Chrome Menu > Help > About Google Chrome.

Disable Automatic Updates in Google Chrome
Disable Automatic Updates in Google Chrome

Now Google Chrome will start checking for the available update. If you see an “An error occurred while checking for updates: Update check failed to start (error code 3: 0x800704C7 — system level).” message, then you have successfully disabled the automatic updates in Google Chrome.

That’s all.

Remember that you can always enable the Chrome automatic update feature anytime you want, simply by setting the Value Data to “1” in the same registry key (UpdateDefault).

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