Configure device installation time-out

This policy setting allows you to configure the number of seconds Windows waits for a device installation task to complete. If you enable this policy setting Windows waits for the number of seconds you specify before terminating the installation. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting Windows waits 300 seconds for a device installation task to complete before terminating the installation.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DeviceInstall -> Settings # InstallTimeout

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Device Installation


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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