Free ZA V8.
On start up always displays a pop-up asking to send reg ID for updates.
Automatic updates set to manual.

ZA7 never did this.

I see there are numerous threads on this.
Patersonstreet - did you get it solved?
Bigbad64 - anny joy?
Yogiyo12 - you say you solved it but don't say how!

GeorgeV - Suggesting upgrade is missing the point. Either the free version wiorks or it doesn't. If people wanted the paid-for version they'd have bought it. And experience with the free version like this is hardly likely to inspiure confidence to pay. Surely the point of this forum is to find appropriate solutions?
However I take your point about each member starting a new thread - so here's my new (if oft-repeated) thread!