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I want to Downgrade my Google chrome version 37 to chrome version 35 for some purposes. I've been disabling the Google Update Services from services.msc and downloaded a stand alone versions but its still updating.

Also every time I download a full offline installer and run it. It tries connecting to my internet and check for updates. If it found some updates, it will install the updated version of it.

I also been through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update "Update{8A69D345-D564-463C-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}" and set the values to zero and I also tried to add Google update administrative template on local group editor. But it is still updating.

Can someone help me?

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  • A simple search shows how to prevent chrome from updating stackoverflow.com/questions/18483087/…
    – Ramhound
    Sep 11, 2014 at 3:03
  • @Ramhound I've done that. I've been through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update "Update{8A69D345-D564-463C-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}. I also tried adding administrative templates to the local group policy editor and all. but its still updating whenever I install a chrome version 35
    – NewInJava
    Sep 11, 2014 at 3:16
  • Another method (less impressive than a native fix maybe but works as well) is to have a firewall program block the updater. Dec 18, 2014 at 7:34
  • Various firewall programs exist for this purpose. Windows firewall may suffice nowadays, but ZoneAlarm will work and others as well. Dec 18, 2014 at 7:37
  • Mac can use 'Little Snitch' to firewall-block the updaters if you are using that platform. Dec 18, 2014 at 7:38

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The program that is doing that is deletable. Install chrome while offline. Look in the directory where it is located and delete the file. I have multiple versions of chrome installed in different accounts on my machine and it works fine.

The file is:

GoogleUpdate.exe

Found in this folder location:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Update
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  • It works to create a VM (VirtualBox or VMWare, etc...) and create accounts for each version you wish to install. Dec 31, 2014 at 22:26
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    I literally have Chrome 01, Chrome 02, ..., Chrome 28..., etc.. as separate user accounts in the VM. Each one with a different Chrome version installed. Dec 31, 2014 at 22:27

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