Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 56
    Windows 10
       #11

    You First install the driver that you want, then prevent Windows from changing it through the procedure.

    Simple.
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  2. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Simple said:
    After installing the driver, do not let Windows update it again, otherwise it will reinstall its own. You could do that through configuring policies as below:

    Run "gpedit.msc" --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Device Installation --> Device Installation Restrictions --> (Double Click) Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs or Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings --> Select "Enabled" and perform the necessary changes.
    Detailed procedure:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530324.aspx
    p.s. To allow Windows to install/update drivers for this device again, perform the above and set it back to "Not Configured".

    Simple.
    Actually how do I run gpedit.msc? I'm on Windows 10 Home and Start => Run => gpedit.msc doesn't seem to work.
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  3. Posts : 56
    Windows 10
       #13

    Just click on the start menu and type gpedit.msc, you will see it somewhere on the top of the list.

    Here are some other ways to access Policy Editor:
    http://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/...indows-10.html

    Simple.
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  4. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Appears gpedit.msc doesn't exist in Windows 10 Home. I had to download and install it manually, but inside Administrative Templates => System there is no Device Installation (even if I run gpedit.msc as Administrator).

    I guess I'm all out of luck? Must I go buy Windows 10 Pro instead?

    It's so weird if I uninstall Windows' drivers and install my own, they're replaced almost immediately.
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  5. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Contents of Administrative Templates => System:

    Code:
    Setting    State
    User Profiles    
    Scripts    
    Logon    
    Disk Quotas    
    Net Logon    
    Group Policy    
    Remote Assistance    
    System Restore    
    Error Reporting    
    Windows File Protection    
    Remote Procedure Call    
    Windows Time Service    
    Internet Communication Management    
    Distributed COM    
    Restrict potentially unsafe HTML Help functions to specified folders    Not configured
    Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon    Not configured
    Display Shutdown Event Tracker    Not configured
    Activate Shutdown Event Tracker System State Data feature    Not configured
    Enable Persistent Time Stamp    Not configured
    Specify Windows installation file location    Not configured
    Specify Windows Service Pack installation file location    Not configured
    Remove Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages    Not configured
    Verbose vs normal status messages    Not configured
    Restrict these programs from being launched from Help    Not configured
    Turn off Autoplay    Not configured
    Do not automatically encrypt files moved to encrypted folders    Not configured
    Download missing COM components    Not configured
    Allow Distributed Link Tracking clients to use domain resources    Not configured
    Do not turn off system power after a Windows system shutdown has occurred.    Not configured
    Turn off Windows Update device driver search prompt    Not configured
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  6. Posts : 56
    Windows 10
       #16

    There is another way of doing it:
    disconnect from network.
    From device manager uninstall the current drive but check the box for deleting the current driver from hard disk.
    Install the wanted driver again, reboot.
    You can perform the driver installation by right clicking on device (in the Device Manager) and choose to install from location on disk (Browse my computer etc..)
    There are posts on this forum explaining different ways of doing it.
    I am sure if you have the tools you can perform the needed effect, just ensure that you are Admin all the time.

    Simple.
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  7. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Can somebody confirm that gpedit.msc => Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => System => Device Installation exists in Windows 10 Pro?
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  8. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Simple said:
    There is another way of doing it:
    disconnect from network.
    From device manager uninstall the current drive but check the box for deleting the current driver from hard disk.
    Install the wanted driver again, reboot.
    You can perform the driver installation by right clicking on device (in the Device Manager) and choose to install from location on disk (Browse my computer etc..)
    There are posts on this forum explaining different ways of doing it.
    I am sure if you have the tools you can perform the needed effect, just ensure that you are Admin all the time.

    Simple.
    That doesn't work unfortunately.
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  9. Posts : 56
    Windows 10
       #19

    Strange!!, I have Windows 10 Pro, and I have what I have listed above!!

    Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10-plicy-editor.jpg

    Simple.
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  10. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Simple said:
    After installing the driver, do not let Windows update it again, otherwise it will reinstall its own. You could do that through configuring policies as below:

    Run "gpedit.msc" --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Device Installation --> Device Installation Restrictions --> (Double Click) Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs or Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings --> Select "Enabled" and perform the necessary changes.
    Detailed procedure:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530324.aspx
    p.s. To allow Windows to install/update drivers for this device again, perform the above and set it back to "Not Configured".

    Simple.

    Ok, I managed to access Device Installation.

    I tried preventing the installation of my device (the newer version, signed by Microsoft) based on the device ID I got from the driver details, however this also prevents me from installing the old driver (signed by Broadcom) as I'm guessing their IDs are the same.

    Where do I go from here?
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