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There is a popup for the MiKTeX package manager, which asks me about installing new package. But it is irritating, as it happens every time I compile? How to stop this.

I did the step: Refresh FNDB, but doesn't help.


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What Sean says is true, this is not a MikTeX issue, but a "feature" of windows from Winvista onwards called UAC (user access control). You can find how to disable it here. – El Andi Jul 22 '13 at 3:59
Did it happens too if you use the non-admin version of the package manager? – Ulrike Fischer Jul 22 '13 at 7:09
Thanks for the comments..trying to follow what El has pointed to! – user33989 Jul 25 '13 at 3:27

I see that this was posted awhile ago, but I just today discovered another possible solution (I think). I clicked on the MiKTeX Options icon on the toolbar at the top of the screen and under the 'general' tab selected 'No' for 'Install missing packages on-the-fly.' I'm sure this will result in other issues later on, but it is working nicely for now.

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I ran into issues with this 'solution' already and had to change the 'No' back to a 'Yes' but oddly enough, the original problem is still fixed. Any thoughts on this? – Guest Feb 21 '14 at 18:13

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