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    "Found New Hardware" Balloons - Enable or Disable

    "Found New Hardware" Balloons - Enable or Disable

    How to Enable or Disable "Found New Hardware" Balloons During Device Installation
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    How to Enable or Disable "Found New Hardware" Balloons During Device Installation

       Information
    When a PnP device is first connected to a run-time image, the run-time image typically displays a Found New Hardware balloon pop-up that reports detection of the device and, when applicable, begins the driver installation process.

    This will show you how to enable or disable the Found New Hardware notification area balloons like Installing device driver software from displaying while a device is being installed in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

    You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


    EXAMPLE: "Installing device driver software" notification area balloon message
    "Found New Hardware" Balloons - Enable or Disable-example.jpg



    OPTION ONE

    Enable or Disable "Found New Hardware" Message using REG File


    1. To Enable "Found New Hardware" Balloons
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
    Enable_Found-New-Hardware_Balloons.reg


    Download

    2. To Disable "Found New Hardware" Balloons
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
    Disable_Found-New-Hardware_Balloons.reg
    3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    OPTION TWO

    Enable or Disable "Found New Hardware" Message using Group Policy


    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane, click on the arrow to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, then click on Device Installation. (see screenshot below)
    "Found New Hardware" Balloons - Enable or Disable-gpedit-1.jpg
    3. In the right pane of Device Installation, double click/tap on Turn off "Found New Hardware" balloons during device installation. (see screenshot above)

    4. To Enable "Found New Hardware" Balloons
    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 6)
    NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
    5. To Disable "Found New Hardware" Balloons
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 6)
    6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    "Found New Hardware" Balloons - Enable or Disable-gpedit-2.jpg
    7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.
    That's it,
    Shawn







  1. Posts : 5,405
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       #1

    As always perfect tutorial Shawn!!
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  2. Posts : 70,360
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    Thank you Panais. :)
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  3. Posts : 5,405
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    You are welcome!
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  4. Posts : 8,679
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    Nice tut Shawn!
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  5. Posts : 70,360
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    Thank you Boshko.
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  6. Posts : 53,795
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    Another great tute Shawn. Thanks for all your work here

    A Guy
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  7. Posts : 70,360
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    You're welcome Bill, and thank you. :)
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  8. Posts : 24,479
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       #8

    Another really good one Shawn!

    Will this disable the automatic install of drivers? When using Revo uninstall to upgrade a GFX driver for example, Windows will try to install what is had availble. I'd like to be able to disable that "helpfullness".
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  9. Posts : 70,360
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       #9

    Hello Gary.

    Nar, it will only disable the notification balloon message from appearing. That's all.

    To disable automatic driver update and installation, you would need to select the Never install driver software from Windows Update option in the tutorial below instead.

    Device Installation Settings
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Nov 2011 at 22:08. Reason: typo
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