How to Disable Automatic Driver Downloads on Windows 10

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Buried deep within the old Control Panel, Windows 10 still has the option to avoid installing drivers as part of Windows Updates. For most of us, the drivers are a welcome addition to keep things running smoothly, but the tinkerers out there like things a certain way, and updating a driver might change previously stored settings.

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1. Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

start

2. Make your way to System and Security.

security

3. Click System.

click system

4. Click Advanced system settings from the left sidebar.

advanced system settings

5. Select the Hardware tab.

hardware

6. Press the Device Installation Settings button.

device

7. Choose No, and then press the Save Changes button.

save changes

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