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

Google Chrome is the lightest and secure browser over the internet, which is offers by Google. To keep itself updated, this browser automatically downloads and installs the latest update. You can also 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 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.

Automatic update runs in the background and checks for the latest version whenever you connect to the internet with 5 hours of frequency.

Most Chrome users are quite happy with the auto-update features. However, if you don’t want to update the Chrome browser automatically, you can disable the automatic update feature.

How to Disable Google Chrome Automatic Updates in Windows PC?

There are several ways to disable the Chrome Automatic Updates on Windows PC.

Disable from Windows Service Manager

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

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

Step 3. Once the Services window will be 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.

From now, 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, which is 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, Chrome will stop downloading automatic updates. 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 Key + R) and type MSConfig.

Step 2. Hit Enter from the keyboard to launch System Configuration Utility.
Step 3. On the system configuration window, select the “Services” tab.
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. Finally, restart your PC to stop Chrome’s automatic updates.

Here, we have seen the three methods to disable Chrome automatic updates. The best way to stop a chrome automatic 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.

You may also be interested in our guide to enable or disable Tab Search Feature and Reading list on the Google Chrome web browser.

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