Adobe CS4 Disable Updates

I hate automatic updates, especially ones that aren't easy to disable.

Heres how to disable it from the CS4 iteration of their software offerings.
  2. Set "AdobeOnlineDefault" to "0" (zero).
    If it doesnt exist, create it as a new String Value.
  4. Set "UpdatesAllowed" to "0" (zero).
    If it doesnt exist, create it as a new String Value.
These should work for both XP/Vista and presumably Windows 7.

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*edit - 29/01/2009*
Just to make things a little easier, I've translated the instructions above into a command you can run from the start menu.

REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe" /f /v AdobeOnlineDefault /d "0"
REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\CSXSPreferences" /f /v UpdatesAllowed /d "0"

*edit - 24/03/2009*
Sadly, the instructions from Adobe just don't work.
After being annoyed even futher, I've discovered yet another way to disable the updates.

Go to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6" and run "Adobe_Updater.exe".
Now before you think I've gone completely insane and given in, just let the initial scan finish.

It'll present you with a notification dialog and you can select "Preferences".
Untick everything!
Hopefully, this will work.

*edit  - 29/11/2010* [ Source ]

Anonymous (who deleted his/her own comment) gave this helpful tip.
An option for system admins to disable the updater altogether is to create a registry key which blocks it from running, even if the user tries to update manually by running "Adobe_Updater.exe".

  1. Using Regedit.exe, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe
  2. Create a new key in this folder named "Updater"
  3. Create a new DWORD value within this key named "Enterprise" with a value of "1"
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