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Disable ICQ Auto Update (All Windows)

When ICQ 2000 starts it checks whether a new update is available, depending on your network connection this may increase the time it takes to load. This setting lets you disable that check function.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "Auto Update" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|Auto UpdateREG_SZ"No"|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mirabilis\ICQ\DefaultPrefs]
Value Name: Auto Update
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: "Yes" or "No"

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 27, 2002