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Old 01-09-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Disable Windows 7 Automatic Driver Update

If anyone remembers how to do this, please post.

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Default Re: Disable Windows 7 Automatic Driver Update

Click Start > Control Panel > System and Security. Under the Windows Update heading, click Turn automatic updating on or off.

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:34 AM   #3
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To get to that Control Panel applet just type change device installation settings into the Start Menu search box and you will see a link to this applet:

Once you click on that to start it up you will get the following dialog that gives you two choices:

The top option: Yes, do this automatically is the recommended setting. If your not having any driver installation issues then leave it at this setting. However, that is not why we have come to this applet is it?
When the second option is selected the options expand:

When it is expanded you see a default choice and this is basically the same as the automatic option above. The other two choices are the big difference here.
  • Install driver software from Windows Update if it is not found on my computer. This will search your computer first instead of Windows Update. If it is not found locally then it will go to Windows Update and look there for a driver.
  • Never install driver software from Windows Update. The system will always ask you to provide the device driver
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