How To Disable Automatic Driver Downloads On Windows 11?

This tutorial will teach you How to disable automatic driver downloads, install and update on Windows 11.

We are using a Windows 11 powered device for this tutorial. You can follow this guide for Windows 10 as well. Go through the tutorial to the end to avoid time waste and any inconvenience.

Why Would One Want To Stop Windows From Installing Drivers On Windows 11/Windows 10?

Installing and updating device drivers was quite a difficult task after the clean install of Windows 7, Windows XP, and other Windows versions.

Taking this into account, Microsoft tried to make things easier in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

After clean install Windows, If WiFi or Ethernet device drivers are installed and your device is connected to the internet, On Windows 10 and Windows 11, Windows updates automatically downloads and installs device drivers.

Whenever needed, Windows updates can also update device drivers, If your device stays connected to the internet most of the time.

The usefulness of this Windows feature aside, Auto device drivers installation creates a plethora of problems.

For example, Often sound or other devices stop working If Windows updates has installed device drivers.

In addition, Windows updates is not a wise option to download, install and update device drivers, If you use limited-data internet. Windows updates is notorious for downloading and installing updates without your knowledge and consent.

These are some reasons: Most Windows 11 and Windows 10 users prefer to turn off auto-update device drivers and manually install and update device drivers.

Enough intro, Let’s block or stop Windows updates from automatically installing drivers.

A Useful Suggestion/Tip

After performing the clean installation of Windows 11, The very first thing you should do is turn off WiFi and manually install the required device drivers.

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How To Stop Windows 11 And Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading/Installing And Updating Driver Updates?

Right-click on the Start Menu and then open the System utility.

Click on Advanced System Settings.

Go to the Hardware tab.

Open Device Installation Settings.

Check the second option named No (Your device might not work as expected)

Left-click Save Changes and exit.

Windows updates cannot be relied upon. Auto-update driver feature automatically gets enabled.

We recommend disabling this feature before you use limited data internet.

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Final Words

We hope this quick tutorial has been informative and useful. Hopefully, you have managed to stop Windows updates from automatically downloading, installing, and updating device drivers.

Use the comment box to contact us If you could not cover any crucial point in this tutorial. We will try our best to help you.

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