How to stop automatic Chrome updates in Windows 10? This post provides 4 ways. Check the step-by-step guide. MiniTool software also offers you data recovery, hard drive partition management, Windows system backup and restore solutions.
If you want to stop automatic Chrome updates in Windows, there isn’t a setting in Google Chrome browser to let you turn them off. However, you can try the 4 ways below to disable automatic Google Chrome updates in Windows 10.
Way 1. Stop Automatic Chrome Updates through System Configuration
Step 1. Open System Configuration window. You can press Windows + R to open Run dialog. Type msconfig in Run window, and hit Enter to open System Configuration.
Step 2. Next you can tap Services tab, and check Hide all Microsoft services box. Then you can scroll down the list to find Google Update Service (gupdate) and Google Update Service (gupdatem). Uncheck these two Google items, click Apply button and click OK button. You will be asked to restart your computer to make these changes take effect.
Way 2. Turn Off Chrome Auto Updates with Services Manager
Step 1. Open Windows Services application. You can press Windows + R, type services.msc, and hit Enter to open Windows Services manager.
Step 2. After you enter into Services window, you can scroll down to find Google Update Service (gupdate) and Google Update Service (gupdatem) item. Right-click each item and select Properties to open its properties window. Tap General tab and choose Disabled in the drop-down menu next to Startup Type.
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Way 3. How to Turn Off All Google Auto Updates with Registry
You can also use the third way to disable automatic Chrome updates in Windows 10. Check the detailed instructions below.
Step 1. At first, you need to open Windows Registry editor. You can press Windows + R, type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor window.
Step 2. Follow the path below to find the AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes key, and set the REG_DWORD value to 0.
If you can’t find Google or the AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes key in Registry Editor window, you should try other ways in this post to disable Chrome auto update Windows 10.
Way 4. Disable Automatic Chrome Updates by Renaming the Update Folder
The last easy solution to stop automatic Chrome updates is to rename its update folder.
Step 1. You can go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\, and find the Update folder.
Step 2. Then you can right-click the Update folder and click Rename. Change the name of this Update folder, e.g. from Update.bak to Update6.bak.
Then you can launch Chrome browser again and it should not automatically update now since it can’t find the update program.
If you really need to disable Chrome auto updates in Windows 10, you can try one of the 4 ways above. However, turning off all Chrome auto-updates will prevent software fixes and security patches from being applied to all Google software incl. Google Update. It may not be safe when you use Chrome to browse online. Therefore, it’s highly advised that you regularly update Google Update and other Google software manually if you turn off Chrome auto updates.
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