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Windows 7: How Do I Stop Windows Auto-Installing Drivers?

02 Jan 2010   #21
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
you can always to a repair install of 7 if need be
That is what I am about to start. I think this definitely will work though, deleting unused drivers from the Driver Repository. I just need to make sure I have a working version of, non-repository, drivers installed and in use before I remove the drivers from the repository. I'll give this a try once I finish the repair install and report my results. I sincerely appreciate all of the help and advice you fine folks have offered me on this subject


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02 Jan 2010   #22
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
No Problem

No problem glad to help hope you get it sorted out just did not know what to tell you to solve the issue at this point sounds like you should just try a repair install or as I always recommend do a complete format and reinstall which ever you choose good luck and post back to let us know how it's going
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02 Jan 2010   #23
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I just haven't had much luck lately. Last week I visited a flash game website, was prompted to update my version of flash, and instead was greeted with a horrible virus. It did so much damage that I did a repair install four days ago. Now I goofed again and this time around Windows is telling me I cannot perform a repair install.

Says I should check out the microsoft knowledgebase for the upgrade advisor as it is unable to install the version of Windows I have given it. Its the same DVD I installed Win7 with originally, same one I performed the repair install with a few days ago, and now I'm guessing you can't repair install a repair install of Windows 7. Not having a good day
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03 Jan 2010   #24
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sorry for the double post. I meant to include this is the post above and it appears I cannot edit the post above.



EDIT
I just noticed there is a file on my desktop called Windows Compatibility Report.htm which says the following:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by "Windows Compatibility Report.htm
The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.

* Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing.
Note that I have restarted twice and attempted to upgrade again. I've tried upgrading with and without allowing the installer to check online for the latest installation updates. I've also tried running SFC and doing disk error checks. I think I'm going to have to finally break down and do a clean install. Thanks again for all the advice and feedback.
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03 Jan 2010   #25
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Format

I think i would format and clean install at this point
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03 Jan 2010   #26
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The repository drivers are there to be used if necessary, but can be replaced - as the guide in my sig shows driver sweeper will work to install the newest drivers. You may try using PnpUtil too:

Install a Plug and Play Device

I can't see how this would be a problem.
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03 Jan 2010   #27
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The repository drivers are there to be used if necessary, but can be replaced - as the guide in my sig shows driver sweeper will work to install the newest drivers. You may try using PnpUtil too:

Install a Plug and Play Device

I can't see how this would be a problem.
I am very happy to report that things have ended on a positive note. Frostmourne I am familiar with everything you covered in the driver guide linked in your signature. I was not familiar with PnpUtil however but after trying it out my failure rate was unchanged.

The only thing I could think of was to try the BETA drivers that are out as they aren't standard WHQL packaged like the official drivers. They (195.81) worked just fine for me. Just for the heck of it I downloaded both 190.38 and 191.07, both official releases, and each installed just fine. I tried uninstalling the drivers in my system via add/remove programs and safemode+DriverSweeper and none of that seemed to fix whatever problem 195.62 has with my system. Whatever the root of that problem is it makes little difference to me as other versions work just fine.

Thank you again for all of your help and support, especially computersplus for his/her extended help, on this matter. I'll be leaving Rep bonuses accordingly
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03 Jan 2010   #28
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
All Is Working

all is working good now..... I am glad you got it figured out to satisfaction good luck!
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04 Jan 2010   #29
joeychan

windows 7
 
 

my problem was my firewall apparently. i changed it to another one. installed my aio while ignoring auto driver installation.
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04 Jan 2010   #30
krazdkiller

 

in 7 just like vista there is no need to uninstall the old driver. just run the driver installer and it will replace and or update files as needed. with the last few nvidia divers i have not been asked to reboot.
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