If you every wondered how to disable Google Talk’s auto update feature, I found an easy way of doing this which, at least for now, seems to work.


Be sure to backup the registry entries before using the registry’s Export feature when standing on the Google Talk AutoUpdate key.

  1. Close Google Talk
  2. Open the registry (using regedit.exe)
  3. Go to My Machine\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk\Autoupdate
  4. Change the value of UpdateURL to something in valid (or empty)
  5. Start Google Talk

That’s it.

Very simple and seems to work (at least for now).