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Disable PDF Creator Automatic Updates

the PDFCreator software allows to create PDF files from image, Word document, etc. Although the Office suite has been able to save in PDF format since version 2007, PDF Creator is a practical tool for software that does not know how to create PDF documents (accounting software for example).

Other functions are useful with PDF Creator: assemble multiple PDFs into one document, extract a single page from a multi-sheet PDF file, automatically save in a chosen format or compression, etc.

But like any free software, you have to be careful where to download it to avoid ending up with malware on the computer.

Option enabled by default, this tutorial explains how disable PDFCreator’s automatic updates to avoid having a message for each file conversion.

Disable PDFCreator’s automatic updates

1. Open the PDFCreator program from the Start menu or the desktop icon.

2. Click on ” Application settings “.

pdfcreator tutorial disable software update

3. In the tab General, find the block ” Update “And choose” Never In the list of choices.

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4. Click on the button Save to validate the modifications.

Disable PDFCreator updates from the registry

1. Open a Command Prompt as Administrator.

2. Copy / paste this command to execute on 64-bit Windows :

%SystemRoot%SYSTEM32reg.exe ADD "HKLMSOFTWAREWow6432NodePDFCreatorProgram" /v "UpdateInterval" /t REG_SZ /d "0" /f

Or on 32-bit Windows :

%SystemRoot%SYSTEM32reg.exe ADD "HKLMSOFTWAREPDFCreatorProgram" /v "UpdateInterval" /t REG_SZ /d "0" /f

pdfcreator tutorial disable software update cmd command

Disable PDFCreator update on Windows XP

1. Open the Start menu, All programs, Accessories, do a right click on Command Prompt and choose Run as.

2. Request to use the account Administrator machine and think about uncheck the lineProtect my computer and data from unauthorized programs “.

Administrator account of the machine and uncheck Protect my computer and data from unauthorized programs

3. Copy / paste this command (32-bit version):

%SystemRoot%SYSTEM32reg.exe ADD "HKLMSOFTWAREPDFCreatorProgram" /v "UpdateInterval" /t REG_SZ /d "0" /f

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