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How do I disable firmware updates on initialization in ActiLife?

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2016 02:03PM CST

By default, new device firmware updates are forced whenever an activity monitor is initialized in ActiLife.  This setting can be seen in the Tools->Options menu as shown below.

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Notice: ActiGraph highly recommends that this setting remain enabled by default.  By disabling firmware updates, you will not receive regularly released patches which could greatly improve battery life performance and/or address outstanding bugs.  

To disable firmware updates:

  • Close ActiLife
  • Navigate to %localappdata%\ActiGraph in Windows Explorerexplorer_2016-03-29_10-22-18.png
     
  • Navigate to the ActiLife.exe directory (if there are multiple ActiLife directories, navigate to the one that was modified most recently).
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  • Navigate to the latest version of ActiLife that you are using
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  • Make a copy of "user.config"
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  • Open the original "user.config" using Notepad and add the following setting:
    <setting name="UpdateFirmwareOnInit" serializeAs="String">
                <value>False</value>
    </setting>
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  • Save the "user.config" file with changes.
  • Reopen ActiLife
  • Verify Firmware Updates are turned off in the Options dialog
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Note: Admin rights may be required to make this change.

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