How to turn off Google Chrome auto-update – wintips.org

Google Chrome automatically updates every few weeks to make Chrome more secure and stable. But sometimes these new versions are not very stable or there are compatibility issues when using them. For these reasons, it is better to disable the automatic update procedure to avoid such problems.

How to prevent Chrome from automatically updating (STOP)

Method 1: Disable Chrome auto-update by renaming itGoogleUpdate.exe”.

Information: “GoogleUpdate.exe” is the application used by Chrome (and other Google products) to check for and install updates.

1. Depending on your version of Windows, go to:

  • 32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Google\Update
  • 64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update

Note: If you can’t find the Update folder in the above location, look at the following location:

  • C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Update

2. Explore the contents of the “Update” folder and rename “”.GoogleUpdate.exe” for “GoogleUpdate1.exe”.

3. Restart your computer.

Method 2: Disable Chrome Update via Chrome.

1. Open Google Chrome and “URL bar“, write: chrome://plugins Press the & buttonEnter“.

Chrome plugins

2. Find the plugin called “” in the list of plugins.Google updateClick ” and “Delete” option below.

disable google-chrome-update

3. Finally restart your Chrome browser for the changes to take effect.

Method 3: Disable Chrome Update via Windows Registry

1. Open the registry editor. “Open” for thisRunning” type the command * and in the search (run) field “regeditClick ” and “Enter“.

* “How to openRunning” command:

Windows XP:

Click onStart” button and “Running“.

windows-xp-run

Windows 7, Vista

Click onStart” button and “to look for” box.

windows-7-vista-run

Windows 8:

Right click in the lower left corner and select “Running“.

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2. Inside the Windows registry (from the left pane), navigate to this key:*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update

* Note for Windows 8.1 users: The above key is not available in Windows 8, so you need to create it (and one more key) manually: To do this:

  1. Go to this button on the left panel: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies.
  2. Right click Politics and select New key.
  3. Give the name Google
  4. Right click Google press and select New key.
  5. Give the name Update
  6. Right-click on an empty space in the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value
  7. Give the name Default update
  8. change the Default update to value data 0 as described below (3).
  9. After changing the value date, go to this button on the left panel: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google
  10. Right click Google press and select New key.
  11. Give the name Update
  12. Right-click on an empty space in the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value
  13. Give the name Default update
  14. change the Default update to value data 0 as described below (3).

registry policy-chrome-update

3. In the right pane, double click at”Default updateSelect the “registry key and set its value information to “.0“.

chrome-updateddefault

4. Click on “OK” and then close the window near (Exit) Registry editor.

Turn off automatic updates of Google Chrome

That’s it.

Note that you can enable Chrome auto-update whenever you want just by setting Value to “.1” in the same registry key (standard upgrade).

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