I use several Adobe products. In fact, I have the CS4 Master Collection installed and it, by default, installs something like 15 applications. That's no problem at all. The problems comes in when Adobe publishes an update for several (or even all) of their products at once. First I notice my CPU cycles are being eaten by some unnamed force. Upon investigation, I find the "Adobe Updater" is whirring away, blithely downloading GB's of data in the background. I resist the urge to kill the process and endure the system slowdown while it finished downloading. It can take minutes or hours depending on how much it needs to update. Then I get this adorable comic book-esque speech bubble saying "Adobe Updater Needs Your Attention". What?! Are we 'a thing' now? Is this updater some kind of puppy? What the crap does it 'need my attention' for? But, against my better judgment, I see what the rhubarb is.
|I like you and all. But I just don't think of you 'that way'.|
Here are the basics:
The locations for Windows 32-bit systems (up to W7):
The locations for Windows 64-bit systems (up to W7):
Do the following with the above keys:
- Choose Start > Run and type regedit to open the registry editor.
- Backup your registry!!
- If you don't know how to do this, see this book
- Navigate to the locations listed above.
- If you cannot find the string value of 'AdobeOnlineDefault', create it (right click on the container object, and choose New > String Value).
- Double-click this string value and set it's Value Data to "0" to disable
- Click OK.