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How to disable update notifications for Power Query?

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  • Is there a way to disable the notification of available updates for Power Query? Command line switch on install, anything?

    Thanks!

    Friday, July 11, 2014 6:36 PM

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  • There is no way to hide the notification, though I believe the most recent version will annoy you less often than previous ones.
    Monday, July 14, 2014 3:52 PM
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  • There is no way to hide the notification, though I believe the most recent version will annoy you less often than previous ones.
    Monday, July 14, 2014 3:52 PM
    Owner
  • There is no way to hide the notification, though I believe the most recent version will annoy you less often than previous ones.

    Well of course. This is used in a corporate enviroment where software/updates are controlled and deployed. A way to disable "check for updates" would be desirable.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Monday, July 14, 2014 4:01 PM
  • It's a frequent request :).
    Monday, July 14, 2014 4:30 PM
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  • it was included in the Power Query version released in September 2014. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft Power Query for Excel DisableUpdateNotification dword 1 will disable the update notification.


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    Monday, March 09, 2015 8:54 PM
  • If this reg key is in fact real and works, it's a bit ambiguous.

    I'm assuming "Microsoft Power Query or Excel" is a key, and the DisableUpdateNotification is a Dword under the new "Microsoft Power Query" for Excel key. Like below...

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft Power Query for Excel]
    "DisableUpdateNotification"=dword:00000001


    and not this way round....

    A  Dword entry called "Microsoft Power Query for Excel DisableUpdateNotification" underneath the "Microsoft" key.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft]
    "Microsoft Power Query for Excel DisableUpdateNotification"=dword:0000001

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:54 AM