Fix Updates are Disabled by the Administrator in Google Chrome

In one of our recent how to guide we wrote a detailed tutorial on how to disable automatic updates in Google Chrome. If you were successfully able to disable automatic updates in Google Chrome, you will see “updates are disabled by the administrator”.  You see this message because you have disabled automatic updates in Google Chrome. But, what if you want to get rid of this message or if you have not disabled automatic updates by yourself? Here is how to fix the error updates are disabled by the administrator chrome.

Fix Google Chrome Updates are disabled by the administrator Chrome

Fix Google Chrome Updates are disabled by the administrator Error

It’s not necessary that you get this error only if you have disabled automatic updates in Google Chrome by yourself. Some users have reported that after upgrading to the new version of Windows OS, for example, if you have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 or above you may face this error. Check below given steps on how to fix updates are disabled by the administrator chrome.

The updates are disabled by the administrator error prevents you from updating your Google Chrome browser automatically. To fix this, you may need to edit some values in your registry.

Disclaimer: These instructions involve modifying your Windows registry. If you're uncomfortable or unfamiliar with editing your registry, we would recommend you to consult a technician near by you or someone else with the knowledge. You may also want to consider backing up your registry before proceeding.

Fix Updates are Disabled by the Administrator Chrome : Steps to Follow

Close your Google Chrome browser if it is open.

  • Open Run dialogue.  To do this, press Windows Key + R.
  • In the Run dialogue box, type in Regedit and hit enter. This will open Registry Editor window.
  • From the Registry Editor window, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\.
  • Double click on UpdateDefault or DefaultUpdate. Set the value to 1 if it is 0.
  • Now exit the registry editor and close the window.

Open Google Chrome browser and type Chrome://chrome in the address bar and you should see the current version or any update available for your browser. If not, you will see Google Chrome is up to date message being displayed.

So, this was about how to fix the updates are disabled by the administrator error in Google Chrome browser. Do let us know you thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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