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Windows 7: How to stop Win 7 Driver Software Installation

09 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7
How to stop Win 7 Driver Software Installation


I have a problem with windows "Driver Software Installation".

I have an Audigy 2 ZS card installed. Every time I boot the
machine the ""Driver Software Installation" starts and finalize
with saying that the card is ready to use. This is not correct
as there is no sound. Every time I reboot the same thing happens.

Now, I have disabled Windows Update, I have disabled the devices
etc. but nothing stops this ""Driver Software Installation" from
starting at the next boot.

I would like to install Daniel Kawakami's Audigy_SupportPack_2_18_0001_W7
but when I start, it says it can not install untill I have rebooted
from a previous install which is the "Driver Software Installation"
failed installation. And rebooting of course starts the "Diver Software
Installation" again.

Is there any way to disable the ""Driver Software Installation"?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit

Hi Bernhard, and Welcome to the Forum!

Open Control Panel - System - click Advanced System settings - hardware tab - Device Installation settings, and you'll find it there.

Good luck with that driver bud!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hi and thanks for your answer. Unfortunately it did not turn off
the automatic install. If you look at the text in the Device
Installations Settings it says turn off automatic install from
Windows Update. Obviously it did not turn off automatic install
if the driver is found in the Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepositoy.

Now, deleting the audigy driver in that folder and uninstalling from the
device manager and the restart. Automatic install starts as usual but fails
now with a "driver not found" message. Restart again and the automatic
installtation does not start att all.

After this it was possible to install the Daniel K's audigy 2 ZS driver
and all seems to be working fine now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2009   #4

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Bit of a pain but I had the same problem with a Hauppage TV tuner - Windows kept wanting to install its own one.

Here's how to do it.

1) UNINSTALL the device driver via control panel===>device manager etc.
2) Choose delete software. Ignore any restart messages.
4) Install yourr driver Audigy.
6) check your device is working
7) now re-connect to the Internet.

You might have to do this a couple of times to flush out the microsoft driver.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2009   #5


Does anyone know how to disable win7 driver installation programmatically?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2009   #6


CMD (Run As Admin)
bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2009   #7


Turn driver signing ON

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64

Type 'device' in the search window (hit the windows logo key). A list will come. About the fourth one down is 'change device installation settings.'
I have never tried it but it appears to do what you want to do. Let us know if it works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2010   #9

win7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gt1009233 View Post
Does anyone know how to disable win7 driver installation programmatically?
You can set the "SearchOrderConfig" value at registry key:
As i noticed the values are as following:
0 - disable
1 - enable
2 - enable, but download only if newer
BTW you can open the dialog quickly by running:
rundll32 newdev.dll,DeviceInternetSettingUi 2
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