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Windows 7: Turn off Windows 7 Automatic Driver Installation

02 May 2010   #11
alkie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Cheers mate.
I would just like to add the reason I was made aware of this forum and subsequently joined was normally any Windows 7 related query I made in Google usually resulted in bringing me here.
So thanks for the great job you guys are doing!!


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02 May 2010   #12
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

nice work again capt
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02 May 2010   #13
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Nice one Capt
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01 Sep 2011   #14
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

This does not work, period. All this does is disable window's ability to download an update for the driver. Windows will continue to install the drivers it already has in its database automatically.

How do I know? I tried it when Windows screwed up my mother's Nvidia driver install.

How do I stop it from installing a driver PERIOD when new hardware (or more realistically, hardware already plugged in that it screwed up) so that I may install a correct driver?
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01 Sep 2011   #15
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tannim View Post
This does not work, period. All this does is disable window's ability to download an update for the driver. Windows will continue to install the drivers it already has in its database automatically.

How do I know? I tried it when Windows screwed up my mother's Nvidia driver install.

How do I stop it from installing a driver PERIOD when new hardware (or more realistically, hardware already plugged in that it screwed up) so that I may install a correct driver?
Hello Mate,

Yes this will not stop Windows from install drivers. But it stops Windows downloading it from Internet through Windows update. If you want Windows to stop installing it then you have to remove the drivers and use the delete function as well.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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