Can I shut off the update notice for Vegas 19?

Hamilton53 wrote on 11/27/2022, 2:58 PM

I basically went back to using Vegas 19 Build 550 that is stable for both editing and rendering after trying to live with V20 (214). However, I get the update notice with this build. Is there a way to disable it?


walter-i. wrote on 11/27/2022, 3:39 PM

Usually such things are in the settings. Have you ever tried to uncheck the news feeds?

harry-worth wrote on 11/28/2022, 2:37 AM

Just remove or rename the file "install.cfg" from the Vegas Pro installation folder.....

RogerS wrote on 11/28/2022, 5:14 AM

Just deleting the update URL in that file with notepad seems to have worked.

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harry-worth wrote on 11/28/2022, 9:25 AM

Glad you got it sorted :)

Hamilton53 wrote on 11/28/2022, 10:39 AM

Yes, that worked (renaming install.cfg) - Thank you... V19(550) no longer prompts to update.

Yesterday, I did an edit with four stacked video tracks (see image below) and had no issues editing or rendering (several times) with Vegas Pro 19 (*550), but it froze when I tried to render it with V20 (214). While V20 has some additional features it seems a step back in stability (for some users).

* Vegas 19 had subsequent updates to what I refer to as beta 20 (636, 643).


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Howard-Vigorita wrote on 11/28/2022, 1:15 PM

Worked for me too. But I noticed an issue. Renaming the cfg file causes the help menu option "Deactivate the software on this PC" to not work. Doing it the way @RogerS suggests solved that problem. Might also avoid a problem down the road when Vegas tries to call home for a license check.

VEGASDerek wrote on 11/28/2022, 1:48 PM

Altering the install.cfg file is not recommended and could break other features within VEGAS.

Hamilton53 wrote on 11/28/2022, 3:04 PM

After the feedback (thanks), I deleted the update URL listed in install.cfg (instead of renaming the file) and retagged the "solution" to this post. It successfully eliminated the update available message at startup.