You are here

"can't update chrome"

12 posts / 0 new
Last post
dwaynek
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2019-05-08 16:41
"can't update chrome"

how do I stop chrome portable from checking for updates and preventing this popup from appearing?

ANTICHRISTUS REX
ANTICHRISTUS REX's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 16 min ago
Translator
Joined: 2019-07-19 07:09
This? ↓↓

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”

― Nikola Tesla ―

dwaynek
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2019-05-08 16:41
tx for the response.

tx for the response. unfortunately that article says it only works for the non-portable version of chrome.

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Online
Last seen: 4 min 52 sec ago
AdminDeveloperModeratorTranslator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
"To get future updates"

Do you mean the "To get future updates" message show to Windows 7/8 users? That's not a check for updates. That's a specific warning as you're gonna be insecure starting in under 2 months that is shown at the start of each session. Chrome 110 drops Windows 7/8 entirely and is already released to the Dev channel.

The fix above works for local but isn't incorporated by the Chrome Portable launcher which specifically backs up and then restores local Chrome's registry keys. I'd need to specifically code around this for Chrome Portable if I want to implement this but I'm not sure it's worth it given that Chrome on 7/8 is being dropped in 58 days and users should definitely be seeing this message and making plans to migrate to Firefox or update their OS before then.

I may create code in the installer to create a legacy copy of Chrome for users on Windows 7/8 as Chrome 110 just crashes: https://i.imgur.com/N0bIolu.jpg

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

dwaynek
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2019-05-08 16:41
no I mean this window (and i

no I mean this window (and i'm using the latest windows 10 build):

https://i.stack.imgur.com/t4xld.png

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Online
Last seen: 4 min 52 sec ago
AdminDeveloperModeratorTranslator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
Reproduce

Hmm, I haven't seen that one before. What version of Google Chrome Portable are you currently using? 32 or 64-bit? Windows 32 or 64-bit? Full install path? I'm going to try to recreate it in a virtual machine hence all the questions.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

dwaynek
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2019-05-08 16:41
windows 10 pro 64-bit 21H2

windows 10 pro 64-bit 21H2 b19044.2251

am using GoogleChromePortable_105.0.5195.127_online.paf.exe

tx for taking the time to look into it!!!!!

mimus
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 4 days ago
Joined: 2023-08-01 04:50
I have win7 , can you make

I have win7 , can you make the installer so that chrome doesn't check for updates at all? I now have version 101. I downloaded version 109, and there is always a message that I have an old operating system. I don't have time to install a new system. It is very expensive for me. And chrome is torturing me with its update messages. And periodically it opens a new window to update itself.

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Online
Last seen: 4 min 52 sec ago
AdminDeveloperModeratorTranslator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
Up To User

It's up to the user to manually disable that message at the system level. Chrome 109 is insecure and has known exploits, so that message is that on purpose by the publisher. If you'd like a secure browser on Windows 7, please use Firefox.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

mimus
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 4 days ago
Joined: 2023-08-01 04:50
I don't store anything

I don't store anything important on my computer. So there is no question of security. But how do you disable checking for updates in chrome? Is it possible to make it so that chrome does not go to the Internet at all and does not check for its updates? The most important question. And thanks for the reply!

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Online
Last seen: 4 min 52 sec ago
AdminDeveloperModeratorTranslator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
Pass Parameter

You can pass a specific parameter to prevent this. Explore to the GoogleChromePortable\Other\Source and copy the GoogleChromePortable.ini file to your GoogleChromePortable directory. Open the copied file in your text editor of choice and change the 14th line to be:

AdditionalParameters=--simulate-outdated-no-au="01 Jan 2199"

Then save it. The next time you relaunch Chrome it won't show the can't update error.

Note that your copy of Chrome is insecure as it has known exploitable vulnerabilities.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

dwaynek
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2019-05-08 16:41
awesome thanks! this worked.

awesome thanks! this worked. I do update my chrome but Google Chrome starts reminding me wayyy too early and i'm tired of hving to update every few weeks.

Log in or register to post comments