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Windows 7: How Do I Stop Generic Driver Installation

07 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 64Bit
How Do I Stop Generic Driver Installation

This laptop has Windows 7 Premium Installed.
I want to install a HD Audio Driver of my choice.

When I uninstall the Generic Windows 7 HD Audio Device Driver
The driver is automatically re-installed on restart.

Windows 7 Premium does not have GpEdit.msc installed.
An earlier version I came across (version 1.0 on the internet) has limited capability.

How do I prevent Windows Windows 7 from Automatically installing the driver?

Is there a registry entry I can edit to prevent installation of Generic Drivers or specific Generic Drivers i.e HD Audio Device Driver.

Thanks In Advance

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07 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

I would just install the driver of my choice. It will replace the generic driver.
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07 May 2012   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Hi Severity7, Welcome to the forums, Would just like to add to pbcopters good advice by offering this link Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation see if this helps you:)
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07 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 64Bit

Hello pbcopter and pebbly

I have followed these methods already but windows 7 either re-installs the generic driver or reports that the best driver is currently installed.

Pebby, I've seen that link when searching for a solution.
It explains how to disable online update of drivers.
What it doesn't explain his how to stop Windows 7 from installing Genetic Local drivers.

Any further suggestion would be much appreciated.

Thanks In advance
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07 May 2012   #5

win7homepremium 64 sp1

i was having similar problem. i disabled the driver (device manager)then uninstalled the driver and deleted driver files.
then installed driver of my choice. restarted pc,driver i installed is there.
hope it works.
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08 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 64Bit

I have managed to install the driver.
To successfully install it I uninstalled the current driver but did not restart avoiding
re-installation of the Generic driver.

The laptop was originally an XP machine..... so

Then I right clicked the required driver package, selected properties and
checked the boxes to run the driver installation in
1. XP SP3 Compatibility Mode
2. Run as Administrator.

Installation went fine after that.
All seems okay for the moment with respect to audio functions.
Fingers Crossed!

Thanks for the responses.
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09 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

In those situations, a manual driver install usually solves the issue.
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