how to turn off the skype update notifications?

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how to turn off the skype update notifications?

Anybody knows hot to stop the annoying skype update notifications?

 

There is no way I will do any upgrades, since skype has burned me in the past, so it would be nice to find out how to stop those...

 

Thanks 

ertyui
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Re: how to turn off the skype update notifications?

*lights cigarette*

 

Try disabling the Update service.

 

Click Start >> Run >> Type services.msc /s

 

Right click on the Skype Updater and click on Properties and in the Startup type box select Disabled. Click Apply and OK.

 

Restart your PC.

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Tamim
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Thank you! It really helped me.

hareeshr
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Re: how to turn off the skype update notifications?

You are very welcome and thank you for your feedback.
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Re: how to turn off the skype update notifications?

i have done just that (disabled the skype updater service) and it has had no effect on my skype update notifications. they still come. of course, they cannot run automatically to update without my aggreeing and, but disabling the service has no connection to the notifications. apparently skype provides no way to disable or turn them off.
beau909
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Re: how to turn off the skype update notifications?

beau909,

 

you can use a personal firewall software to block skype update server

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Skype-crashes-after-login/m-p/1114890/highlight/true#M84454

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Tamim
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Re: how to turn off the skype update notifications?

My Updater appears as Disabled now, but after restarting my computer the update popup still appeared!

gawain58
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.....oooo its very, very helps me ... thanks a millian..,.

aicis
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Re: how to turn off the skype update notifications?

I have the same. All is disabled, but everytime the pc starts, or at sign in, I get the window to "upgrade, it only takes a minute."

I am tired of it and I don't need it.

Anyone get this solved?

scarybarry
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Re: how to turn off the skype update notifications?

The Updater service does checks (and automatic updates) in the background.  Disabling automatic updates in Tools -> Options stops this service, but does not disable it.  You can disable the service via Start -> Run -> services.msc and finding the Skype Updater service.

 

You may also notice that everytime you start Skype there still remains a pop-up dialog box prompting you to install an update.  This is because Skype had already downloaded a new version in the background and was waiting for you to install.  This happened before you disabled the automatic updates and disabled the service.

 

To resolve go to Start -> Run -> c:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Temp and look for SkypeSetup.exe.  Delete this file.  Exit Skype and re-launch it to verify this fixed the upgrade notifications.

 

I am still using Skype 6.9 due to the recent addition of ads.  This process helps make sure I don't get upgraded unintentionally.

 

 

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