Disable Automatic Updates Adobe Creative Suite CS4
by Jeffrey Sward
 
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If your computer is connected to the internet, then you can change the Adobe Updater preferences to not check for updates. Note: for CS3 use Updater 5 instead.

To Change the Adobe Updater preferences, do the following:

1. Start the AdobeUpdater.exe application from ...\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater 6
2. When the update screen appears, click the Preferences button
3. Uncheck the Automatically Check for updates checkbox and click OK

If your computer does not have an internet connection, then you can manually edit the AdobeUpdaterPreferences.dat file.

To manually edit the AdobeUpdaterPreferences.dat file, do the following:

1. Start the AdobeUpdater.exe application from ...\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater 6
2. When the Adobe Updater dialog appears stating that there is no Internet connection, click Cancel
3. Navigate to ...\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Updater6 on Windows XP or ...\[username]\AppData\Local\Adobe\Updater6 on Vista and open AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat in Notepad.
4. If the <AutoCheck>1</AutoCheck> tag already exists, then change the value from 1 to 0. Otherwise, add the line <AutoCheck>0</AutoCheck> anywhere between the <AdobeUpdater></AdobeUpdater> tags.
5. Close and save the AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat file.

Heres how to disable it from the CS4 iteration of their software offerings.

1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\
2. Set "AdobeOnlineDefault" to "0" (zero). If it doesnt exist, create it as a new String Value.
3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\CSXSPreferences\
4. Set "UpdatesAllowed" to "0" (zero). If it doesnt exist, create it as a new String Value.

These should work for both XP/Vista and presumably Windows 7

 
 
 
 

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