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Disable updating device driver at Microsoft.

This tweak lets you disable the ability to use Windows Update to locate updated drivers for hardware in Device Manager.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me
Windows Update is normally used to locate updated drivers for hardware in device manager but System Administrator might have used his discretion to disable the setting in the registry.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Explorer” does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a Dword value “NoDevMgrUpdate” in the right panel.

Now, right-click and modify its value to “1” which can disable updating device driver. However, if you want enable the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the added value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable Microsoft Windows update for device drivers.reg

The '.reg' file can disable updating device driver at Microsoft.

Enable Microsoft Windows update for device drivers (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can enable updating device driver at Microsoft.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'Microsoft Windows Update' under the 'Update Device Driver Wizard' is disabled.

'Microsoft Windows Update' under the 'Update Device Driver Wizard' is enabled by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policie s\], key and create a new key with the name "Explorer" under "Policies".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoDevMgrUpdate" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoDevMgrUpdate" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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