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    Default Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    I'm using Designer Pro X17, and it pops up all these really stupid messages trying to get me to turn on some sort of Magix update program, begging me to update the software. Really stupid amateurish way to irritate a long-term customer. Any suggestions about how to make the nag messages go away, for good? Besides switching to Illustrator or Affinity?
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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    Do you mean this message?

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    John CB
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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    If that's what he's talking about, I keep getting it too, and it doesn't do anything. The installation won't start ... as it wouldn't a couple of years ago, when it kept popping up!
    Keith
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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    I have had it with each Magix program that I have, on two computers. As far as I know, it is just the app that keeps track of which version you have and notifies you if there is a new update for that program (You have version x.0.1, available update x.0.2). Nothing more. You just accept, ok, done. Nothing more to see.
    John CB
    Xara DPX(19.0.0.64291)

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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    I've been getting this message, too, every time I run up the app, but it never installs anything, because next time whether I had clicked on it or not, it asks me to install it all over again, and the next time, and the next time. It won't install, and I get no error messages that it has failed to install. On top of that, my update subscription expired on 4th March 2020, as I also get reminded every time I've run up the app since then. It gets old really, really quickly!

    Edit: Even running up XDP as administrator doesn't get it to install properly, as I just tried that in the vain hope it would stop pestering me to re-install it.

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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    Good lord, long time no see Mike
    Egg

    Intel i7 - 4790K Quad Core + 16 GB Ram + NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Graphics Card + MSI Optix Mag321 Curv monitor
    + Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD + 232 GB SSD + 250 GB SSD portable drive + ISP = BT + Web Hosting = TSO Host

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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    Hi, Egg, I hope you are well? I see many of the old faces (well, you know what I mean) are still around. Sorry to be coming back with problems instead of solutions these days. I did notice earlier today in an update document that SVG resizing on import no longer happens by default! My XPGD-17 needed a registry fix to make it behave.

    I still use it almost every day, and recently Xara3D too. I'd promised to try making a stamp for wax seals for the son of a long time friend, for the son's approaching 21st Birthday last year, after which he suggested I make one from myself, so I did. And that might make for an interesting post.

    Oh, dear; I think I may have just committed myself, haven't I?

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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    go for it
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    no,of couse not - we used to, but since then we have taken a great step forward...
    Wyrd bi ful ard

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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    Yes you have!
    Egg

    Intel i7 - 4790K Quad Core + 16 GB Ram + NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Graphics Card + MSI Optix Mag321 Curv monitor
    + Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD + 232 GB SSD + 250 GB SSD portable drive + ISP = BT + Web Hosting = TSO Host

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    Default Re: Horrid zombie update messages, how to turn off?

    I'm on it! Just organising things, so just a day or so, I think, and in a fresh post.

 

 

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