I want to disable Automatic Updates for Adobe Creative Suite CS4 on Windows 7. I followed the steps as given in here.
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.
I checked my Windows registry. There was no AdobeOnlineDefault in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\
However the following was successful. But still the updater pops-up.
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
Adobe own kb says the following , but I'm not sure if this works in Windows 7.
On Windows XP or Windows Vista 1. Using Regedit.exe, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe 2. Create a new key in this folder named "Updater" 3. Create a new DWORD value within this key named "Enterprise with a value of "1"
Another tutorial says to change the AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat file which in my case is here : C:\Users\user1\AppData\Local\Adobe\Updater6\AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat , but I do not know how to edit this xml file. Is there a proper way to disable Automatic Updates for Adobe CS4 ?