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    Adobe Automatic Updates - Disabling the Feature

    Recently I have been getting a blank Adobe Updater screen each time I boot my computer. I need to close it before I can get to work. Adobe Updater is not checked in my startup file (run = msconfig/startup. I found the Edit/Preferences item for automatic updates in Acrobat Professional 8. I can't seem to find the same item for Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0. Perhaps Adobe programming teams are all autonomous and don't believe in a common interface for common tasks?

    Does anyone know where the update preference for these two programs is located?

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    Have you looked at an app like What's In Start up to see if the auto updates are listed. They can be disabled or deleted from here.

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    Hi baumgrenze,

    In Photoshop Elements 8.0 and Premiere Elements 8.0 open the editor and you can set your update preferences at Help>Updates>Preferences. After clicking Updates it will check for them, and then will show you the Preferences screen as below. I don't know if this is the same in the versions that you have.

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    Thanks, John,

    This is the same screen that persistently opens when I reboot. It contains no items, i.e., there is nothing to update. The Preferences button does nothing. Should it open a menu where I can say that I no longer want automatic updates?

    I use Secunia PSI and check it regularly. Adobe is often a PITA because downloading an update leaves the old version unchanged unless you first remove the application using Add/Remove Programs. Perhaps it works differently on the Apple platform and Adobe can't be bothered with more than the minimum for the PC community?

    So, I'm still looking for a menu where I can turn off automatic updates for these applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baumgrenze View Post
    Does anyone know where the update preference for these two programs is located?
    The screen shown in my screencap above is from my installation of Photoshop Elements 8.0. The same one is also in Premiere Elements. Note that the box for "Automatically check for Adobe updates" is unchecked, as I don't want the program to check for updates itself. I'll do them manually when I want to. Have you checked to see if this box is unchecked on all of your Adobe apps? I would expect that you have, but since the screen is still showing up, I wonder if maybe that box is still checked in one of your apps. As you can see in mine, if I checked the box it seems like it would check for updates for all of the installed Adobe apps. Strange that it shows up at reboot, though, and very frustrating I would expect. Consider checking this little forum post that I came across. Sounded sort of similar to what you have happening. Hope this helps.

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