Chrome browser gets the automatic updates and updates itself automatically in the background. And if you wish to choose out of that feature, then you can and in fact, Chrome doesn’t allow it and Windows users are fortunate enough that they can get out of the automatic chrome updates and it is pretty easy, just follow these steps.
Stop Automatic Chrome Updates
Using System Configuration
- As a first step you need to open the run prompt window, you can do this by clicking on the Windows + R key
- Once the window is opened, type ‘msconfig’ in the box and hit enter
- Then go to services tab in the system configuration tab
- Now search for the two items Google Update Service (gupdate), Google Update Service (gupdatem), uncheck both these options and click ok
- Then it will prompt you to restart your computer for saving the changes, restart your Pc, and you are done
Using Windows Service Manager
- As a first move, you need to open the run window and you can do it either by clicking on the start menu and selecting the command prompt from it or can simply use the keys Windows + R to open the run prompt
- Once you find the window opened, just type ‘services.msc’ in the box and then hit enter
- Then scroll down to the Google Update Service (gupdate) and Google Update Service (gupdatem). Double each item separately, and then click on the general tab, and under the startup type, select the disable option from the drop-down menu and click on ok
- Windows Service manager can also be accessed by opening Windows Control panel, then system and security, and then system administrative tools, and finally click on services
These are simple processes to help you to stop updating your Chrome. Use any of these simple processes to stop automatic chrome updates.