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Stop add hardware wizard automatically installing drivers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by markraymond, Sep 5, 2008.

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  1. markraymond

    markraymond Thread Starter

    Jun 8, 2007
    Is there any way in XP to install a device driver manually. I've tried using update driver in the device manager but it tells me I already have the best driver. If I unistall the driver, when I use the add hardware wizard, windows automatically installs its own driver.?
  2. nessyguin


    Oct 19, 2006
    Uninstal the device in Device Manager (Righ-click/Uninstall) . Then go to Control Panel/Add New Hardware . When the wizard runs select to instal from a specific location and point the wizard towards the location of the driver you wish to use .

    I dont know why the wizard is not allowing you to use this option in the first place . Did you uncheck the other options on the software dialogue (Allow internet search & Let Windows choose) ?
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