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  1. JOHN
    August 31, 2018 @ 11:55 pm

    Hi author. You have given good information on how to disable the chrome update. But I think it is better to update the browser as this increases the security level.

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    • Laurengg
      January 1, 2020 @ 3:11 pm

      Well people like me who still want flash once it dies at the end of this year really appreciate this.

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  2. Kalina
    May 4, 2018 @ 2:50 pm

    Hi, by me is already exist a HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update, there are more of things (Clients, ClientsState. ClientStateMedium, PersistedPings, proxy, UsageStats). In the Update key are many Values but no UpdateDefault. What I have to do? may I remove all of the values and then add a new one for UpdateDefault?

    I would be very grateful if you give me feedback.

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    • lakonst
      May 5, 2018 @ 9:08 am

      @Kalina: Just add the values mentioned and DO NOT delete anything else.

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  3. Shiva Prasad
    May 5, 2017 @ 11:03 am

    Helped a lot…

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  4. flashrob
    December 6, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

    this is a bit different …what I did… I don't even know why this works the way it does…

    a. I have chrome working with google 55 (even though it originally wouldn't…

    b. what I did:
    …I have an "image backup" that had the old version (54) where you could still use Flash…but when I started Chrome… it automatically updated to version 55…and I could no longer make it use Flash… tried extension and all that…
    …registry… stuff sites said to modify…either not in my registry… or I thought too complicated..ONLY HTML5…seened to work very well…so I didn't want to go over a lot of trouble with this issue.
    …what I ended up doing: I use a backup system (Macrium) in which YOU CAN PULL "INDIVIDUAL FILES and/or Folders…OUT OF AN IMAGE BACKUP (not rewriting the whole drive, etc. (which is what Macrium is mainly for…)
    …so I PULL THE "THE NON UPDATE VERSION OF GOOGLE CHROM 54 out of the backup…and put in on DESKTOP…NOW I HAVE "TWO VERSIONS OF CHROME" RUNNING SIMULTANEOUSELY (THEY ARE IN DIFFERENT DIRECTORIES THOUGH… ALL I DID WAS MOVE THE "GOOGLE FOLDER" …IT'S IN TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS …each with it's own shortcut…
    …so I got the best of both …FLASH EXTENSIONS still work on google 54…and html5 is the only thing that works on chrome55…

    in fact FLASH actually works on MY chrome55 now… don't know why that is… it didn't when I started…

    regards,

    flashrob

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  5. kapil
    October 24, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    This was awesome but by the time I performed all the above, my Chrome had already gotten updated..:(

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  6. Freddy
    June 24, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

    I had problem of Chrome hanging/freezing in windows 10 Pro 1511. After trying to reinstall the latest version of chrome multiple times without success, I decided to try installing an older version (I random picked Chrome43 on oldversions.com), but clearly I feared that auto update would reinstall the latest version.

    The first method didn't applyed (there is no such thing as a Google update plugin in the version I installed, apparently) but the registry one seems to work. At least, when I go in "About Chrome" help page, it warns me that updates has been disabled by administrator.

    Thanks !

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  7. Bill
    January 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

    I don't have that registry key, or the plugin, but Chrome still wants to update every time I open it or close it. Anyone have an answer yet? Win 7 here.

    Thanks,

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    • lakonst
      January 25, 2016 @ 10:31 am

      @Bill: You have to create that key manually. Read the post's instructions.

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  8. Saimon
    December 16, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    works great in windows 10 (64bit). i followed the 2nd method.

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  9. DJMaza
    December 16, 2015 @ 10:21 am

    yes now finally i am getting rid off from this shitty update of google chrome

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  10. Bappi
    October 17, 2015 @ 11:51 am

    Thanks man it really easy. because your explanation is very good……. thanks…………….

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  11. tom
    June 24, 2015 @ 1:30 am

    finally, a way to TRULY disable chrome updates when all others online suggestions FAIL! one typo above tho:
    instead of "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeGoogle" for xp, its:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodePoliciesGoogle

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  12. Christoff Stonerton
    April 13, 2015 @ 4:57 am

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update does not exist on windows 8.1

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    • lakonst
      April 15, 2015 @ 1:07 pm

      @Christoff Stonerton: Thank you for your pointing out. I have update my article for Windows 8.1 users.

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  13. Bethany
    October 5, 2014 @ 5:35 am

    I found this article helpful but my problem is that chrome already updated before I read this and their security 'whatevers' are not allowing my Norton IDsafe and Norton toolbar, which I rely on. so to access the many sites that I had saved my passwords for in id safe, I am having to use firefox, which I am not a fan of.
    My question now: Is there a way to go to the older version of chrome (36, I think), when my Norton was able to be used, and then disable updates?
    Thank you for any help you can give me.

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    • lakonst
      October 5, 2014 @ 9:24 am

      Hello Bethany, hope this helps:
      1. Uninstall Chrome from Control Panel & restart your computer.
      2. Download & install an older version of Google Chrome from here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_chrome/history
      3. Open Google Chrome and remember to stop auto-update

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    • Lady_Noremon
      January 2, 2015 @ 9:56 am

      The previous Chrome version is stored int he Program Files as "old_chrome.exe"

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  14. renkse
    June 29, 2014 @ 11:49 am

    It'll update anyway…

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    • Achraf Ennedouy
      February 22, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

      All the steps are useless

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      • lakonst
        February 23, 2017 @ 3:37 pm

        The article is updated. See method-1

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