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Q: Disable auto install drivers

How do I Disable auto load drivers?? I have already tried going through the system menu and tried both options - ask first and never check - restart

But every time I connect a USB device Vista begins loading the drivers.  Then I cannot get rid of them and load my own

This is important as the manufacturers drivers include the serial to usb port

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Hi Craiger129,
Follow the steps below to turn off Windows 7 Automatic Driver Installation:
a. Click on Start, type ‘change device installation settings’ without quotes in the search box.
b. Once you click on that to start it up you will get the following dialog that gives you two choices:

·        Yes, do this automatically (recommended).

·        No, let me chose what to do?

c. Select the second option.
d. When the second option is selected the options expand:
e. 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.

•We have to enable "Never install driver software from Windows Update"

•Then click on Save Changes

f. Now your Windows won't automatically download drivers.
Regards,
Manasa P – Microsoft Support.

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Install YOUR drivers BEFORE connecting the USB device to the PC.

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