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How to Disable Automatic Driver Update in Windows 10? Turning Off Automatic Driver Installation Windows 10. How to Disable Automatic Driver Downloads on Windows 10?

Windows 10 can now download and install drivers from its own server. So if you don’t install drivers before you turn off the internet, Windows starts installing the drivers in its archive in the background. Thus, another driver is installed before you install the updated driver. There are some ways to turn this off.

Disable Automatic Driver Update

  1. Press the Windows + R KeyWin+R keys together on your keyboard.
  2. The Run window will open. Type “SystemPropertiesHardware.exe” in the Open field and press the OK Button.

SystemPropertiesHardware.exe

  1. When the system properties screen opens, switch to the “Hardware” tab. Then click the “Device Installation Settings” button in the “Device Installation Settings” section.

Disable Automatic Driver Update in Windows 10

  1. In the new window that opens, select “No (your device might not work as expected)” and click the “Save Changes” button.

Disable Automatic Driver Update in Windows 10

This method alone may not work. Some users who set this setting still say the drivers install automatically. If you want to turn it off completely, don’t forget to follow the method below!

Turn off Automatic Driver update with registry

  1. Copy the code below and paste it into a Notepad.
  2. Save it as “Dsable Automatic Driver Update.reg” (or give it a name according to your head). Make sure that the end is .reg
  3. Finally, open this file you created by double clicking on it. Press “Yes” and “OK” to the warnings that appear.
  4. Finally, don’t forget to restart your computer!

If you want to restore the settings:

  1. Copy the code below and paste it into a Notepad.
  2. Save it as “Restore Automatic Driver Update.reg” (or give a name to your head) somewhere. Make sure that the end is .reg
  3. Finally, open this file you created by double clicking on it. Press “Yes” and “OK” to the warnings that appear.
  4. Finally, don’t forget to restart your computer!
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