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Updating Halo Link

Halo Link will silently auto-update by default. For other options, see below.

Release notes

Details of each release and what changed in each version can be found in the Release notes. Each entry lists the Halo Link and Halo Cloud changes included in the release. Not all releases contain changes to both.

The dates assigned to each release refer to the day the release went live on the Staging environment. Production releases are often days, if not weeks, later.

Updating & checking for updates

Via the updater application

  1. Open the file manager.
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Halo Connect\Halo Link, or copy and paste that location into the navigation bar.
  3. Locate the “updater” application
  4. Right click and choose “Run as administrator”

run-updater

From the command line

Open the terminal as an administrator

Run: cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Halo Connect\Halo Link

Then: start updater.exe

Enabling auto-update

Auto-update can be enabled via the Windows Task scheduler

  1. Open the Windows Task Scheduler.
    • To run it from the commandline, press Win+R and type taskschd.msc.
  2. Find the "Halo Link Updater" service.
  3. Right click "Halo Link Updater" to open the context menu.
  4. Click "enable".

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Disabling auto-update

Warning: Disabling auto-update is not recommended. Click to continue.

Halo Connect does not recommend disabling Halo Link's auto-update. Not updating could mean missing important security updates and bug fixes.

Disabling auto-update can be done via the Windows Task Scheduler.

  1. Open the Windows Task Scheduler.
  2. Find the "Halo Link Updater" service.
  3. Right click "Halo Link Updater" to open the context menu.
  4. Click "Disable".

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