How to turn off auto update?

Updates happen many times a month. A popular trend like using customers for beta testing. I prefer not to be a guinea pig for hot off the press versions. Sometimes, I need to find out information and don't really want to wait for an upgrade. How do I turn off auto updating?


  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2023
    You enable Windows User Account Control. 
    That way Quicken will ask you each time it starts and finds an update is available, "Do you want to update?" 

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    just to clarify - there is no way within the Quicken for Windows product....
    though the Mac version does have that feature.
    As mentioned above - you have to rely on Windows security to help stop ANY software updates from ANY programs.

    QWin - R54.16 - Win10

  • Phrede
    Phrede Member
    UAC is enabled (app changes not setting changes) with no effect.
    I was afraid of this. This subscription based, you do the beta testing, we own you, zero/no privacy default setting, etc. attitude of app companies is getting old. Quicken needs some competition.

    I'll just block them from any online access and let them have access when I want.

    Thanks for the replies.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is your UAC at the highest setting?  I haven't gotten an update that I did not ask for or approve for about a year.

    -splasher using Q continuously since 1996
    - Subscription Quicken - Win11 and QW2013 - Win11
    -Questions? Check out the Quicken Windows FAQ list

  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Second to highest setting works for me.
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