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Hardware Update Wizard not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by malvolio, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. malvolio

    malvolio Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2007
    I have recently installed Windows XP Professional and a strange problem occured, I am not able to run Hardware Update Wizard anymore. Whenever I try to reinstall drivers of some device (or install new drivers), I see only a very short blink and then Windows start to install driver automatically, without allowing me to specify a driver location. Usually, it ends up with installation of some generic, non-working driver.
    When I look into System-Harware-Windows Update, I cannot choose any other option than No.3 (Never search for Windows Update).

    I have tried to put these to registry (and later removing the whole key, but no change:

    I have also tried these settings, but nothing helped either:

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate\DisableWindowsUpdateAccess]






    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]



    I have checked all policy settings in GPEDIT.MSC, but everything seems to be fine.

    Any idea, what else I could try? I really dont want to reinstall Windows again....
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