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Windows How to disable the automatic drive install feature??

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by prince88, 13 Jul 2010.

  1. prince88

    prince88 New Member

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    Hey guys. I was trying to reinstall my video drivers for my 5870. I used ati uninstall utility to remove my drivers. Upon restart window 7 ultimate would automatically install its own drivers and I do not want that.



    What I have tried:

    I went to device manager and disabled the driver and uninstalled them that way but same results when I restart.....windows automatically installs driver.


    So my question is how do I disable the feature where windows automatically installs the drivers?? What do I do....any suggestions??



    Thank you guys
     
  2. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Windows only installs a generic VGA driver doesn't it?

    Else, you'd never be able to install the ATI driver as you'd never get an output from your card because windows didn't have a driver.
     
  3. prince88

    prince88 New Member

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    oh okay. Thanks
     
  4. glendronach

    glendronach New Member

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    Vista and Windows 7 have built in driver stores and automatically install the relevant driver for you. There is also the possibility that Windows 7 will download and automatically install drivers using Windows update.
    You can try a program called "Driver Sweeper". http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/. You may need to do this more than once to get Windows 7 to install the basic vga drivers.
     
  5. J05H11E

    J05H11E Fujitsu Technical Analyst

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    :blah: Just install the appropriate drivers from the manufacturer, that way the generic drivers wont be used
     

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