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Is it possible to configure Notepad++ to stop checking for new versions each time it is run?

Every time Nodepad++ is started a dialog pops with:

An update package is available, do you want to download it?

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Simply go to:

Settings -> Preferences -> Misc -> and deselect "Enable Notepad++ auto-updater"

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Thanks! You left out a part, though. The sequence is actually this: Settings -> Preferences -> MISC -> deselect "Enable Notepad++ auto-updater" –  Keyslinger Apr 19 '10 at 18:56
This option does not appear to exist in the newest versions of Notepad++. –  JamesGecko Aug 19 '10 at 13:38

You may also be looking to turn off plugin update checking, in which case go to:

Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Show Plugin Manager -> Settings (bottom left), and deselect "Notify of plugin updates at startup".

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Thanks - that has bothered me for months! –  Robert Aug 1 '10 at 18:56
God this has been bothering me so much, every gd time I open it. Thanks! –  gakera Mar 10 at 11:11

In newer versions of Notepad++ the option to disable automatic updating no longer appears in the Options dialog.

You can simply rename the C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater directory to stop this feature. (e.g. rename it to updater_disabled)

Credit to http://wpkg.org/Notepad_plus_plus for suggesting the solution.

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Excellent! I used your answer to disable updates in a computer lab, looping through them with PsExec like so psexec \\lab315-%x cmd.exe /c ren "c:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater" "updater_disable" –  ThisClark Jan 20 at 19:12

While installing the application,

Notepad++ Setup - Choose components Dialog- Select the type of Install - Deselect the Auto-Updater check box.

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