Hi I have a software, that is actually checking for updates automatically, when the program is launched. Is there a way that we can disable the auto updates and check updates option in the help men. If so where can i find those?


Thanks a million for all the help.


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HKCU\software\altova\mapforce\liveupdate\settings, by changing the values here it would not really disable the updates, but would not allow the user to have an interactive message. Which would help when deploying it to a large evironment
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The only thing I found was a registry entry that you may be able to put a fake lastchechedate in

look at HKCU\software\altova\mapforce\liveupdate\settings

Answered 09/20/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • there is also a registry entry under hklm and you also may be able to put that under those keys and it will read it for all users then, this is a hit and miss approach, some software conmbines both keysets from the hives some treat them seperatly so you will have to test it.
  • Thanks a million mate.
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Is there a way to disable it manually when you install the application. In any preference or Option tab in the application?

Answered 09/19/2012 by: piyushnasa
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  • Try this
  • I cannot disable it when i am manually installing it too. I did not come across any kind of preferences.
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check in %appData% folder if any sub-folder with the application name is present. If present, there might be some preference/configuration file present.

Answered 09/20/2012 by: SilentKiller
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  • I have checked that I did not see any preferences or config file.
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What's the software?

Answered 09/19/2012 by: dugullett
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  • Altova Mission Kit MapForce 2012 rel2 sp1 professional edition
    • Hi, I am running into the same issue with this program. Did you find a solution to stop the check for product updates shortcut in the help menu tab?
  • For Altova XMLSpy is the Regkey to disable LiveUpdate HKCU\Software\Altova\XML Spy\LiveUpdate\Settings => CheckForUpdates (REG_DWORD) = 0
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