How do I stop Quicken 2017 from Automatically Installing Updates

Very simple. It should be my choice when I update quicken to a new version or release. Not Intuits. How do I stop quicken from automatically installing updates?

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  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser
    edited December 2018
    Hi @ ericweiner ,

    You can't. It is no longer Intuit, but Quicken, Inc, its own Company.

    It is automatically updating, because Quicken made changes and without applying the Update, you start to have problems.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R18.15 & Quicken 2017 HBRP
  • ericweinerericweiner Member
    edited July 2018
    One might argue that people start to have problems when they auto update. It should not be up to quicken. 
  • QuickenUserDCQuickenUserDC Member
    edited February 2017
    Frankly I agree that this should be up to the individual but thecreater is right, Quicken does not provide that capability.
  • Prickly PamPrickly Pam Member
    edited December 2018
    I also agree. Perhaps this should be escalated to the developers.
  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser
    edited June 2017
    You can prevent updates by turning on Windows UAC. Then when Quicken tries to install an update, Windows will ask you if it's ok. Just say no.
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
    Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • Prickly PamPrickly Pam Member
    edited January 2017
    Yay! Thanks!
  • QPWQPW Member
    edited December 2016

    I also agree. Perhaps this should be escalated to the developers.

    Believe me, they know.
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser
    edited December 2016

    I also agree. Perhaps this should be escalated to the developers.

    HI @ Prickly Pam ,

    > I also agree. Perhaps this should be escalated to the developers.

    It was the Developers and Programmers that made the changes. Yes, you can block the Update as mshiggins, suggests, but know this, as Quicken makes changes to its servers, it is basing its changes on the latest Updates.

    So, you can start to have problems, because you haven't upgraded to the latest R#.

    And it doesn't take long for the Update to be installed.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R18.15 & Quicken 2017 HBRP
  • ericweinerericweiner Member
    edited August 2017

    I also agree. Perhaps this should be escalated to the developers.

    Save the lecture. People could also not have problems by skipping updates. My experience, Quicken does not fix things in a timely fashion and most functionality remains the same from yearly release to yearly release. 
  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser
    edited December 2016

    I also agree. Perhaps this should be escalated to the developers.

    Well aren't you just a ray of sunshine?
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
    Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • ericweinerericweiner Member
    edited February 2017

    I also agree. Perhaps this should be escalated to the developers.

    Pragmatic. Honest.
  • Prickly PamPrickly Pam Member
    edited February 2017

    I also agree. Perhaps this should be escalated to the developers.

    I just dislike the fact that software is trying to do more and more "for" me. It's like when you're doing a presentation in front of a group and all of a sudden Windows commandeers your PC and decides it's going to install an update. And makes you look like an incompetent because the group you are presenting to is not computer literate. Or when "Cortana" wants to "help" me. I told Cortana to stop and she said she can't because she's built in. I was programming in the days of Assembler language when I manipulated bits. I don't need this "help." Just let me work. /rant
  • Tealeaf3Tealeaf3 Member
    edited January 2017
    mshiggins said:

    You can prevent updates by turning on Windows UAC. Then when Quicken tries to install an update, Windows will ask you if it's ok. Just say no.

    Doesn't work for me. I am using Quicken 2012 and tried this in Windows 10 settings, No Windows Request if OK. I reduced
    the Updates to once a week and have to correct  the Currency Rates Update. The Update occurs on boot up after the scheduled Update automatically. Currency updates on a non-historical basis which skews my records. I refuse to upgrade despite a couple of long attempts as the later software does not allow for large data files.
    Any further comments appreciated which would assist.
    Thabks
  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser
    edited January 2017
    mshiggins said:

    You can prevent updates by turning on Windows UAC. Then when Quicken tries to install an update, Windows will ask you if it's ok. Just say no.

    You sound like you are talking about downloads of transactions or pricing data. That is not the topic of this post. This post is about stopping patches from being applied. I recommend you start a new discussion for your issue.


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    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
    Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
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