How do I disable Microsoft Edge Updater


  1. Posts : 209
    Windows 10
       #1

    How do I disable Microsoft Edge Updater


    Iím using Windows 10 20H2 so some of the older methods no longer work.
    I donít need an updater for a software I donít use to be opening every 12 or 24 hours and staying open forever never finishing, therefore slowing down my computer.
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  3. Posts : 209
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Below is the method I used.

    Open command prompt as administrator then run the following commands.

    Code:
    taskkill /im MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe /f
    rd "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate" /s /q
    Then you need to also delete the following registry keys in RegEdit or Registry Editor (along with deleting the EdgeUpdate files and tasks):

    Code:
    \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\edgeupdate
    \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\edgeupdatem
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  4. Posts : 1,768
    Windows 11 [21H2]
       #4

    Additional methods:

    CMD
    SC config "edgeupdate" start=disabled
    SC config "edgeupdatem" start=disabled
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  5. Posts : 16,015
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       #5

    Hello @desbest,

    jbcarreon123 said:
    Additional methods:

    CMD
    SC config "edgeupdate" start=disabled
    SC config "edgeupdatem" start=disabled
    I agree with @jbcarreon123.

    The CMD Prompt method above is the easiest way to do this. An alternative option is to use this . . .

    > How to Start, Stop, Restart, Enable, and Disable Services in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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  6. Posts : 209
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    jbcarreon123 said:
    Additional methods:

    CMD
    SC config "edgeupdate" start=disabled
    SC config "edgeupdatem" start=disabled
    Paul Black said:
    I agree with @jbcarreon123.

    I hope this helps.
    Using those methods to merely change the startup type to manual or disabled, that doesn't work in newer versions of Windows 10 such as from 20H2 onwards. Windows 10 just overrides it.
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  7. Posts : 16,015
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       #7

    Hello @desbest,

    desbest said:
    Using those methods to merely change the startup type to manual or disabled, that doesn't work in newer versions of Windows 10 such as from 20H2 onwards. Windows 10 just overrides it.
    Interesting. Unfortunately I can NOT test that as I am NOT on that version.

    One way around this is to create a Script that STOPS them and sets them to DISABLED at Startup. The script will obviously go in the User Startup folder . . .

    > %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
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  8. Posts : 1,768
    Windows 11 [21H2]
       #8

    desbest said:
    Using those methods to merely change the startup type to manual or disabled, that doesn't work in newer versions of Windows 10 such as from 20H2 onwards. Windows 10 just overrides it.
    Batch to add to the
    Paul Black said:
    > %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    or run once.

    Code:
    @echo off
    (Fsutil Dirty Query C: >nul 2>&1) || (PowerShell start-process """%~fn0""" -Verb RunAs & Exit)
    :: ==========================================
    ::   Stop Edge from updating
    ::   made by jbcarreon123
    ::   in TenForums.com/members/jbcarreon123.html
    :: ==========================================
    echo.
    echo Stopping Microsoft Edge Update Service (including Microsoft Edge Elevation Service)...
    sc stop "edgeupdate"
    sc stop "edgeupdatem"
    sc stop "MicrosoftEdgeElevationService"
    echo.
    echo Completed. Disabling Microsoft Edge Update (and Elevation) services...
    sc config "edgeupdate" start=disabled
    sc config "edgeupdatem" start=disabled
    sc config "MicrosoftEdgeElevationService" start=disabled
    echo.
    echo You must restart Edge to make sure it will be fixed.
    echo Completed. Press any key to exit.
    pause >nul
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  9. Posts : 209
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    @jbcarreon123 and @Paul Black I've just tried that today and it doesn't work.

    How do I disable Microsoft Edge Updater-batch-script-fails-disable-microsoft-edge-updater.png
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