How to Disable Google Chrome Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Computer?

Google offers Google chrome; It is a secure browser for the internet. This Browser automatically downloads and updates the latest version. Automatically update running in the background and check for an update when you connect to the internet.

You can  check for the update of Google’s Chrome browser by navigating to the following:

Settings Gear Icon >> Help >> About Google Chrome

 


You can also check for updates in the Chrome browser by running the command “chrome://settings/help.” To run the command in the Chrome browser, open a new tab in Chrome, paste the “chrome://settings/help” (without quotes), and press Enter from the keyboard. It will immediately check for Chrome’s latest version.

You can disable this feature if you do not want to update the chrome browser automatically.

This article will guide you on disabling Google Chrome Automatic Updates on Windows PC.

How to Disable Google Chrome Automatic Updates on Windows PC?

There are three methods to disable the Chrome Automatic Updates on Windows PC.

Disable from Windows Service Manager

Step 1. Open Run command box (press Windows + R keys) and type services.msc.

Step 2. Press Enter from the keyboard to open Services.

Step 3. Once the Services window is opened, scroll down the list to see Google Update Service (gupdate) and Google Update Service (gupdatem).

Step 4. Double-click on Google Update Service (gupdate) to open its properties. From the drop-down of Startup Type, select Disabled. Click Apply then OK button to disable this service.

Step 5. Again, double-click on Google Update Service (gupdatem) to open its properties. From the drop-down of Startup Type, select Disabled. Click Apply then OK button to disable this service.

After that, the Google Chrome browser will not automatically be updated on your computer.

Disable by Renaming Google Chrome Update File

You can also stop Chrome updates by renaming the file responsible for automatic updates.

Step 1. On Windows 10, go to the Chrome update path “C:\Program Files\Google\Update” or “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update.”

Step 2. Rename the “GoogleUpdate” application file to something like “GoogleUpdate1”.

Now, when you try to update Google Chrome manually also, you will see an error like the below image:

Disable from Windows System Configuration

Step 1. Open the Run command box (press Windows  + R) and type MSConfig.

Step 2. Hit Enter from the keyboard to launch System Configuration Utility.

Step 3. Select the Services tab on the system configuration window.

Step 4. At the bottom of the window, uncheck “Hide all Microsoft services.” Now, from the list of services, uncheck “Google Update (gupdate)” and “Google Update (gupdatem).”

Step 5. Click Apply, then the OK button to save the changes.

Step 6. Now, restart your PC to stop Chrome’s automatic updates.

The three methods to disable Chrome automatic updates are in the above steps. The best way to stop an automatic chrome update is by renaming the file. It is also easy to remember. When you want to enable the automatic update, rename the file to GoogleUpdate.

That’s it.

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