Windows: Don’t update Google Chrome (i.e. disable auto update)

By default Google Chrome will update to the latest version automatically. It is however possible to disable this and instead update manually (when needed/wanted).

Note: This means you will not get security updates as threats are found and these get fixed – so this might be a bad idea to do if you don’t plan to update manually.

Open up a registry editor and check if the key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update” exists, otherwise create it (the key is the tree structure in regedit).
Now enter a Key name “DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue ” as a DWORD and give it the value “1”.
This will keep Google Chrome from auto updating.