How to disable driver (auto)update?

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by rumpelstilzchen, Jul 25, 2011.

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    rumpelstilzchen

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    hi,

    it is possible to exclude drivers from updates on virtual machine running Vista?

    thanks
     
    rumpelstilzchen, Jul 25, 2011
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    Go to Start–>Search type in gpedit.msc
    Click the file to open the Local Group Policy Editor and show Windows who is in control!!
    You want to go here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->System->Device Installation. Click on the subfolder Device Installation on the left and on the right side you will see the possible restrictions.
    Right Click on Prevent Installation of Devices not described by other policy settings and edit this option, set it on ENABLED.
    Reboot Windows and enjoy its inability to pollute your system with its standard driver, open gpedit.msc again and revert the change so you will be able to install your driver.
     
    okayo0, Oct 8, 2011
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