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Turn off Windows Update device driver search prompt

Specifies whether the administrator will be prompted about going to Windows Update to search for device drivers using the Internet. Note: This setting only has effect if “Turn off Windows Update device driver searching” in “Administrative Templates/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings” is disabled or not configured. If you enable this setting administrators will not be prompted to search Windows Update. If you disable or do not configure this setting and “Turn off Windows Update device driver searching” is disabled or not configured the administrator will be prompted for consent before going to Windows Update to search for device drivers.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DriverSearching # DontPromptForWindowsUpdate

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Driver Installation

Notes

* 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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