How To: Resolve Automatic Search for Updates with Desktop Manager
This will curtail the search for available updates whenever you launch Desktop Manager.
- Go into the Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs (Programs and Features if you're running Vista).
- Locate BlackBerry Desktop Software in the list of installed programs.
- Vista: When you click on BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.x you will see an option at the top of the screen to Uninstall/Change. Click on that.
- XP: When you click on BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.x you will see a button in the highlighted section to Change/Remove. Click on that.
- Once the InstallShield Wizard comes up, click Next.
- Select the button to Modify the installation and click Next.
- The Custom Setup screen comes up here, so just click Next.
- Make sure the correct Integration Option is selected (personal e-mail if you're using BIS, work e-mail if you're on BES) then click Next.
- The next screen is the one where you can turn off the auto "feature" by unchecking the box that says Check for Software Updates. Once you've uncheck that box, then click on Install
Great tip just to add one thing I am not sure if this is the same for vista but with XP you will need the original install disc, or download and run DM and choose the modify button.
I tried this on Vista and DM would still automatic search so I downgraded to 4.6.
Last edited by blackngray70; 05-15-2009 at 06:33 PM.
Thanks for sharing this tip. It used to drive me nuts to see that "checking for updates" box every time I tried to use DM.
The best part is that you made the step by step easy enough even for a caveman (me) to use!
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