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How to disable automatic driver installation in Windows 11

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Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 11

Through Windows Update, Windows 11 is capable of installing and configuring new drivers without us having to do anything. The problem is that, sometimes, this can cause problems on our computer. The best thing would be to disable automatic driver installation in Windows 11 and have control of the drivers that are installed..

Obviously, it means that we will have to keep up to date with new versions of drivers for our devices and hardware. But if this is not a problem, it is the best option to avoid some conflicts that may arise.

It may also happen that we believe that a driver is better for our device than the one currently installed. Precisely for this reason, it is important to disable automatic installation and a little further down we will show you how to achieve this. This way we can install the drivers manually..

Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 11

Being able to manually install our own drivers helps us avoid possible errors and compatibility problems.

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To start we will have to press the Windows key on our keyboard or click on the Start button, we will go to Settings > System..

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We are going to have to scroll down and click on the About option.

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Once the About page opens, we will have to click on Advanced system settings in the Device specifications section.

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A new window opens called System Properties, let's go to the Hardware tab.

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Next, we are going to click on the Installation Settings button in the Device Installation Settings section.

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Now we are going to have to click on the No option (it is possible that the device does not work as expected).

To finish, we will simply have to click Save changes and Accept to be able to close the System Properties window and prevent the drivers from updating automatically in Windows 11.

Remember that, if you have any questions about this topic, you can leave them in the comments box below and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.



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