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Windows 7: Automatic Driver Installation

05 May 2010   #1
joshk6656

Window 7
 
 
Automatic Driver Installation

Hi,

I am trying to stop a driver from installing automatically.

I have tried "Device Installation Settings" > Setting to never.

gpedit.msc is not an option in windows 7 home.

Does anyone know an alternative way to stop windows from automatically installing what it things is the best driver? I do not want it to ever install a driver for this device.


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05 May 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Here you go -

Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation

And welcome to the forum
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05 May 2010   #3
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

EDIT: Since GPEDIT isnt an option...

Quote:
Control Panel > Windows Update > change settings > turn off automatic updates

I suggest selecting the option to only install important updates. This will skip drivers but keep your computer safe by installing security fixes. If you want to uninstall a driver simply go to:

control panel > system > device manager > Display Adapters

Right click the driver and choose uninstall. This can be done anytime.
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05 May 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I don't think gpedit is an option in Win 7 Home version.
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05 May 2010   #5
joshk6656

Window 7
 
 

I have tried both of those ways. This is just disabling windows update, and gpedit isnt an option.
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05 May 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Josh, that link isn't disabling Windows Updates; it is disabling driver updates through Windows Updates.
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05 May 2010   #7
joshk6656

Window 7
 
 

Well, the driver is still automatically installing when I do that. I have also tried pulling my internet cord as some websites have recommended. Do you have any other suggestions besides gpedit since home edition does not support it?
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05 May 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No, other than disconnecting from the internet. I set my system as per that link and I have not had any problem with Windows updating my drivers. I do have gpedit; but I did not use it to disable driver updates. Maybe someone else will come along with another idea, I'm sorry it did not work for you.
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05 May 2010   #9
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Well if GPEDIT isn't an option (Sorry) then you might be able to workaround it with this:

Quote:
Control Panel > Windows Update > change settings > turn off automatic updates

I suggest selecting the option to only install important updates. This will skip drivers but keep your computer safe by installing security fixes. If you want to uninstall a driver simply go to:

control panel > system > device manager > Device in Question

Right click the driver and choose uninstall. This can be done anytime.
Not sure if that'll work but it might.
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05 May 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Well if GPEDIT isn't an option (Sorry) then you might be able to workaround it with this:

Quote:
Control Panel > Windows Update > change settings > turn off automatic updates

I suggest selecting the option to only install important updates. This will skip drivers but keep your computer safe by installing security fixes. If you want to uninstall a driver simply go to:

control panel > system > device manager > Display Adapters

Right click the driver and choose uninstall. This can be done anytime.
Not sure if that'll work but it might.
Thanks for stepping in. I am out of ideas.
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