I have Adobe Reader 8.2.4, Win7. and IE8. I simply want to change my update preference to disallow auto update. It's my understanding that this can be achieved by starting the update process, and selecting the option from the preference link in the update window. However, when I start a manual update from the Help tab, a window appears that either tells me that no updates are available (and nothing else), or if one is available, the update is started without asking. No window appears that show size or status of update download, or an option to pause or cancel the process. An icon does appear on the system tray, but has no mouse click options associated with it. Percent complete status is displayed when the cursor is placed over the icon. I'm stuck with a dialup connection at my location, and this auto update of large files at inopportune times creates an agonizingly slow internet experience. Any insight into solving this dilemma ?
I don't know where you got these instruction; I disabled auto-update from the Preferences menu.
Adding to what "ʇɐb ɹəuəllıʍ" replied. You can disable the auto updates by following the following instructions:
1. Goto Edit > Preferences
2. In the dialog box tat opens up, click on the Updater option in the Left side window pane.
3. Select the "Do not download or install updates automatically" radio button and click OK.
Automatic updates will be disabled on your system. For any further updates you will need to manually click on Help > Check for Updates.