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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 ?

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Might be a silly suggestion but would removing the services and startup from msconfig cover your needs? –  50-3 Aug 13 '13 at 21:07
    
it doesn't..there's some way it re-spawns every couple of weeks –  iceman Aug 18 '13 at 15:14
    
Have you tried the reg keys provided under kb404813 it's the parent to the kb you referenced, Under title Sample plist files and registry keys –  50-3 Aug 19 '13 at 4:22
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