Disable Google Chrome Updates In System Configuration
Every time your machine boots in to windows it runs a few programs in the startup list. We need to remove two programs from this list as these programs could restore the GoogleUpdate.exe file. To do this
Click on start and type in msconfig and then click on System Configuration
In the system configuration application tick the box “Hide All Microsoft Services”
Now untick the two boxes next to “Google Update Service (gpupdate)” and “Google Update Service (gpupdatem)”
We can set a registry entry which will also tell google chrome not to check for updates. To do this
Click start and type in notepad and click on the notepade application
Copy the below text and paste it in to notepadWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update] “Updatedefault”=dword:00000000 “AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes”=dword:00000000 “DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue”=dword:00000001
Click file > save as
Click on save as type and select all files
Enter a file name followed by .reg, in the below example i have put chrome.reg
Make a note of the save as path (Below is C:\ESD)
Now browse to where you saved the .reg file and double click on it
A few years back there use to be a built in setting which allowed us to disable updates, But google have changed that with the latest versions of chrome.
Google Chrome can be a pain to disable auto updates as you need to perform many steps to make sure 100 % that it has been disabled.
Many guides will show you a lot more steps to perform, I have shown you only the steps that you need to implement. If you do try this on your machine please let me know how you get on by leaving us a comment below