Updating registry entry
Whichever method you choose, click OK when you’re done to return to Registry Editor.Back in Registry Editor, you should now be able to make the changes to the key you’ve taken ownership of and given yourself full permissions to edit.But there what seems an infallible solution (see further down).Even using the official Google page with the templates did NOTHING: https://support.google.com/installer/answer/146164?When that’s done, click OK to close the “Select User or Group” window and then click OK again to close the “Advanced Security Settings” window.Back at the regular Permissions window, select the Users group and then choose the “Allow” check box next to the “Full Control” permission.I use Commodo Firewall HIPS feature to stop even executing.I have set no rules for internet access but if somehow it does get to execute I will get a popup asking if I want to grant it internet access.
I have tried using the standalone installer of Google, on a Windows 8.1 machine 64Bits - and yes all the keys are set to : Dword: Auto Update Check Period Minutes Value: 0 Dword: Disable Auto Update Checks Checkbox Value Value: 1 Dword: Update Default Value: 0 Dword: Update Value: 0 (this last one requires the service(s) to not be disabled - gupdate/gupdatem) ...(Just deleting it, OR saving a copy, OR renaming it OR even better just in case I one day need to do an update: Zip the content for future potential re-use).Easy solution : 1- Go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\ and find the folder "update". I blocked tools.on localhost temporarily so that I could install previous version and prevent updating to the version that is breaking the label printing.In the “Advanced Security Settings” window, next to the listed Owner, click the “Change” link.
In the “Select User or Group” window, in the “Enter the object name to select” box, type the name of your Windows user account (or your email address if you have a Microsoft account) and then click the “Check Names” button to validate the account name.Currently trying to bring myself to move away from chrome and as many google products as possible after realising the effort they have gone to, to thwart the tiny minority of people who actually regedited the old auto update and their desire to have more control over your machines than you do.