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FAQ: How to Stop Desktop Manager From Automatically Checking for Device Software Updates

Problems-solutions Some people may like the feature RIM added that automatically checks for OS updates for your phone when you plug it in. I for one find the prompt quite annoying since I am usually running the latest update and don’t want to waste time waiting for the check to complete.

RIM has kindly provided a registry change that will let you disable this automatic check for OS updates. You can still do the check by manually clicking “check for updates” but you will not be prompted every time you start Desktop Manager.

Its as simple as going to:

  • Start Menu->Run
  • Type in regedit to open the Windows Registry
  • Navigate to:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Auto Update]
  • Locate the value called EnableAutomaticChecking and double-click the name.
  • Replace the value of 1 with a value of 0.
  • Restart BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
10 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. This didn’t work for me…

  2. This didn’t work for me… too : )

  3. The value is not there at all. I have tried both a String, Dword Value and it makes not difference to the check time.

  4. It works! I’m using 5.0.1

  5. I’m on 5.0.1 (Windows 7 64 bit) and there is nothing in the “BlackBerry Auto Update” folder at that location.

  6. Instead of making a registry option, how about RIM actually make it so when you UNCHECK automatically check for updates when you install desktop manager, that setting should actually apply.

  7. Didn’t work for me either 🙁 Tested on two PC’s.

  8. Didn’t work here either…I’m with Steve (above)… we shouldn’t have to hack our PC to activate/de-activate a standard feature.

    two words for RIM – FIX IT…!!!

  9. Didn’t work for me either. Now my desktop app crashes everytime i connect my phone. Not sure whether it has anything to do with this, but it sucks.

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