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Preventing Windows 10 from Installing Drivers - At Least to the Extent Possible

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#1 britechguy


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:09 PM

1.  Open Settings.


2.  Search for "device installation" and you'll see "Change device installation settings" show up alone in your results; Click it.


3.  Click the "No" radio button followed by the "Save settings" button at the bottom of the dialog.


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4.  Pray this blocks Microsoft Windows Updates as well as manufacturer updates.



I have never in my life seen more driver related issues with Windows than I have with Windows 10.   I don't know who to blame, as there's plenty to go around - Microsoft for installing drivers that don't need to be installed and manufacturers, who had plenty of time to update for the debut of Windows 10 not doing so.



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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 05:03 PM

Note that in the latest 'update"...threshold.......this option has now become  "Do you want to automatically download manufacturers apps and custom icons that are available for your devices"


                                                  Yes (recommended)


                                                     No ( your device might not work as expected)

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