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KINDLE FORCED UPGRADE
#1  SpiritualMadMan 10-23-2020, 09:26 AM
This morning I brought up Kindle to read a book and it, WITHOUT ASKING, downloaded and updated me to version 1.15.0 (43061)

May go back to only buying from DRM providers!

I think Baen Books is still one?

I will check my next book and see if Calibre still works...
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#2  jhowell 10-23-2020, 09:57 AM
Quote SpiritualMadMan
This morning I brought up Kindle to read a book and it, WITHOUT ASKING, downloaded and updated me to version 1.15.0 (43061)
Are you sure? What version were you running before?

Kindle for PC version 1.15.0 was released in 2016. The latest version is 1.30.0.

You may want to check out this thread.
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#3  DuskyRose 10-24-2020, 03:01 PM
Quote jhowell
Are you sure? What version were you running before?

Kindle for PC version 1.15.0 was released in 2016. The latest version is 1.30.0.

You may want to check out this thread.
Mine did the same. I have automatic updates turned off. Started kindle4PC and it said there was an update. I told it to skip this update.

Very, totally, sure about that.

Used it, shut it down.

Opened it up a few hours later. Updated. Didn't ask. Just said what it was doing.
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#4  dan2the6th 10-24-2020, 04:59 PM
Yup, just happened to me. I've been hanging on to version 1.24. Started Kindle for PC yesterday (I think) and it said 1.30 was available, and I clicked on Skip This Version (or whatever the wording). I just started the app again, and BOOM it just installed 1.30. The Windows UAC didn't even pop up to ask if I wanted to allow the installation!
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#5  mbovenka 10-25-2020, 07:56 AM
Happened to me too this morning. Started K4PC (1.17) and it started the installer for 1.30 instead. When it downloaded that, I have no idea.

Reinstalling 1.17 back over it fixed it (after having to register again). Automatic updating was and still is disabled.
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#6  pjmpjm 10-25-2020, 08:22 AM
Same thing happened to me this morning. Amazon automatically upgraded my old Kindle for PC to the newest version, even though I had the 'auto update' option turned off.
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#7  Bookstooge 10-25-2020, 09:34 AM
Well, this is a disturbing trend that I don't like...
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#8  TxHawkeye 10-25-2020, 10:07 AM
Just happened to me as well. Had 1.21.48017 for many months with automatic updates disabled. This morning when I started K4PC, 1.30 was automatically downloaded and installed.

I uninstalled 1.30, installed 1.24.51068 (ensuring automatic updates are disabled).

Had to re-register. So far, so good. But I'm expecting it may only be temporary until Amazon forces the upgrade to 1.30 again.
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#9  Quoth 10-25-2020, 11:47 AM
Put it in a VM with no internet?
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#10  Sirtel 10-25-2020, 12:02 PM
Quote Quoth
Put it in a VM with no internet?
How do you download books with no internet?
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