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- How to Disable Automatic Update in Adobe Reader DC
- What is Java Update and how do I change the update schedule?
- Disable Adobe Reader XI Updates with Group Policy
How to Disable Automatic Update in Adobe Reader DC
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What is Java Update and how do I change the update schedule?
8. At the right pane double click at Mode value* and at the Value Data box, change the value data from 8 to 5 (zero).
Disable Adobe Reader XI Updates with Group Policy
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Modifying the preferences file could have other benefits as well. Imagine the time and disk space that could saved by having all of those incremental Adobe updates saved to a network location, rather than downloading them to each workstation.
Just selecting “manually install updates” and installing updates when you remember to do so isn’t really good enough. You want Windows Update to install those updates for you automatically. For software like your web browser and browser plug-ins, you also want to leave automatic updates enabled — thankfully, that’s the default these days. If you disable automatic updates for Firefox, Flash, Adobe Reader, or other important software, you should go turn them back on right now.
Adobe Reader is the most used PDF reading software and Adobe currently offers two versions, version 66 and Reader DC. In version 66 it’s easy to disable automatic updates as the setting is in Edit Preferences Updater. In Reader DC however, Adobe has completely removed any option to control when and if updates are applied and they are forced to automatic download and install.
a) Windows 7, Vista and have a simple option to disable updates, all you have to do is go to Control Panel Windows Update Change Settings. Using the drop down menu you can tell Windows to download then notify, notify first or never check for updates.
Alternatively, use this Windows Update switcher batch script we’ve created which will disable the Windows Update Service if it’s enabled, and vice versa. Right click file and run as administrator to quickly disable or re-enable the service. As the Service can be disabled on any version of Windows to quickly stop updates, the script has been made to work on Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 65.
Thankfully, in Firefox it’s far easier to disable automatic updates although it also uses two different update modes. Like Chrome, the Firefox About window has a separate update process. To disable automatic updates go to the Menu Options Advanced Update. Click Never check for updates and optionally uncheck Use a background service to install updates to stop the Mozilla Maintenance Service trying to install updates.
I too work in a public environment and use Deep Freeze. I also get tired of having to figure out certain registry entries in order to disable automatic updates for various programs and I refuse to use crappy customization tools.