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Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Disabling Device Driver Update Wizard
In this most user friendly, Windows family, the automatic driver update wizard is considered as the most useful resource for the all those who do not want to tweak with the Driver Database of the machine. This wizard gets to nerves when the Device driver tweaker comes to play. Change the Windows registry settings so this is wizard is disabled and Windows Update to locate updated drivers for hardware in Device Manager is stopped instantly.
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsCurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] Value Name: NoDevMgrUpdate Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value) Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = remove update)
Be careful and this works for Win 98/NT/XP/ME.