Google Chrome receives regular update and bug fix. Now, if you are on a metered internet connection, this will be very problematic for you to keep track as this update is delivered in background. In this article, we are going to discuss how to stop automatic updates in Google Chrome. Follow this process and the problem will be solved very easily.
Disable automatic updates in Google Chrome-
Renaming ‘GoogleUpdate.exe‘ will solve this issue for you. Follow these steps to do it-
1. Press Windows key+E to open File Explorer window. Now, navigate to this location according to the CPU-architecture of your system-
For 32-bit Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Google\Update
For 64-bit Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update
2. In Update folder, right click on “Google Update” and click on “Rename“. Rename the file to “GoogleUpdate1“.
Close File Explorer window.
Reboot your computer to save the changes.
That’s it! From now on, Google Chrome will be not be updating automatically. Your problem should be solved.
In case, if you are still unable to find the location of Update application, look at this location-
a. Replace “<Your_Username> with your user name. Example – For our computer it will be ~ C:\Users\Sambit\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Update
b. Replace “C:” with the drive letter of Windows installation drive on your computer.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.