Stop windows auto installing drivers: Windows 8

Stop windows auto installing drivers: Windows 8

Windows 8.1 will automatically install new drivers for the devices connected to your PC through Windows system updates. In this article we will show you how to disable this feature.

To prevent Windows 8.1 from automatically installing new drivers:

  • From the StartScreen search for "Device installation settings".

  • In the dialog that opens, select "No let me choose what to do".
  • From there select "Never install software from Windows Update".
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