How do I stop XP from Auto instal drivers when USB is plugged in for NEW device

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i want to instal a sound card (USB) and when i plug it in XP installs drivers on its own i want to use the CD drivers. there was an option "have disk" cant find it
 
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Can you let XP install the drivers, then go to Device Manager, locate the Device, right-click, and Uninstall the Device; then put in your CD and install from there?
 

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that stinks, i could of swore that it would ask me before installing its drivers
 
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Most USB devices will auto install the XP driver if XP has on. To install the manufacturers driver, you usually have to run their setup program BEFORE you connect the device, they usually state that in the installation guide.

You can try Update Driver from withing Device manager -- that should let you choose where to look; just point it to the CD.

You may be able to just run the setup program from the CD, but you may have to remove the XP driver from Device manager first (while the device is connected) then shutdown, unplug the device, boot, and install the driver from the CD, then plug in the device.

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Jerry
 
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