Delphi 2010 automatic update check

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27

How can I disable automatic update check on Delphi 2010 IDE?

When I start Delphi 2010 IDE, I always got this error:

Error executing 'C:\ProgramData\{BBD31133-40F8-4B57-9BA6-DB76C03D153B}\Setup.exe': The parameter is incorrect

And I found some suggestions to disable automatic update check, but I cannot find a way to do that.

Or probably there is a way to solve that error?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate btw.

Question by:kapot
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
ID: 26288046
Seams that the problem can't be solved easly.
Take a look here https://forums.codegear.com/message.jspa?messageID=152190
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Geert Gruwez earned 800 total points
ID: 26291153
well i found in the registry a entry to start the autoupdate
it just runs the setup program

look in regedit
There you have a key UpdateCheck

The first thing i would do is export the key and save it
The next thing would be to delete the whole key, thus disabling it

You can actually create a normal shortcut to the setup.exe in the key with /update as a parameter
you need to run the shortcut as admin to get it to work
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
Ferruccio Accalai earned 200 total points
ID: 26291240
Is UAC enabled? Is Delphi2010 executed with admin priviledges?

If UAC is enabled try disabling it to see if the error occur the same.
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Author Comment

ID: 26291480
I will try this evening.

Yesterday I found same registry key "AutoRun" in the HKLM instead of HKCU.

I renamed the one in the HKLM to "AutoRun.Disabled", but that does not solve the problem. I think I should do it both also in the HKCU (to do).

About UAC, I have no idea. This is a freash Windows 7 Ultimate installation and I am a bit nerveous to change things that I dont really understand. To be honest, I just moved from XP (I skipped Vista).

I did change the Delphi 2010 "shortcut" to Run as Administrator and although it did solve the issue, Windows 7 will ask everytime "Do you want this to change system bla bla" (something like that).

I also tried to set Run as Administrator in the Setup.exe alone, but that does not solve the issue.

I will let you know the outcome.
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Expert Comment

by:Ferruccio Accalai
ID: 26291532
Just reading your comment I understand that yes, UAC is enabled.
Even if is a good feature to protect the system I've disabled it on my machines (Vista and W7) just to save my patience :)

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31675757
I renamed the registry keys:



And it solved :)

I thought Ferruccio88 solution is also correct, but I prefer this way.

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