How do I stop Windows 7 automatic driver download and installation

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How do I stop Windows 7 automatic driver download and installation?

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This are the steps that I followed:

*Go to Start–>Search type in gpedit.msc
*Click the file to open the Local Group Policy Editor and show Windows who is in control!!
*You want to go here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->System->Device Installation. Click on the subfolder Device Installation on the left and on the right side you will see the possible restrictions.
*Right Click on Prevent Installation of Devices not described by other policy settings and edit this option, set it on ENABLED.
*Reboot Windows and enjoy its inability to pollute your system with its standard driver, open gpedit.msc again and revert the change so you will be able to install your driver.

I got them off this post.
<a href=”http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-windows-vista/”>

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