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    I wonder if someone can help please. I just configured my new laptop Windows 7 64-bit and when trying to install any drivers it search windows update first and then fails. How do I reconfigure it so it prompt me?

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    Wessam

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    Re: Windows 7 driver installation

    Run GPedit.msc and review the the following three policies:
    1. "Turn off Windows Update device driver searching" (Computer Policies/Policies/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings)
    2. "Turn off Windows Update device driver search prompt" (user\Computer configuration/Policies/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings)
    3. "Specify Driver Source Search Order" (Computer Configuration/administrative templates/System/Device installation)


    "Turn off Windows Update device driver searching"
    () Not configured => searching Windows Update will be optional when installing a device.
    () Enabled => Windows Update will not be searched when a new device is installed.
    () Disabled => Windows Update will always be searched for drivers when no local drivers are present.

    Code:
    < http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753091(WS.10).aspx >
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Policy:                  | Policy:                      |
    "Turn off Windows Update | "Turn off Windows Update     | Resulting Behavior
    device driver searching" | device driver search prompt" |
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Enabled                  | Enabled                      | No prompt, and no search of Windows Update.
    Enabled                  | Disabled                     | No prompt, and no search of Windows Update.
    Enabled                  | Not Configured               | No prompt, and no search of Windows Update.
    Disabled                 | Enabled                      | No prompt. Automatic search of Windows Update.
    Disabled                 | Disabled                     | User is prompted, and Windows Update is search if user approves.
    Disabled                 | Not Configured               | User is prompted, and Windows Update is search if user approves.
    Not Configured           | Enabled                      | No prompt. Automatic search of Windows Update.
    Not Configured           | Disabled                     | User is prompted, and Windows Update is search if user approves.
    Not Configured           | Not Configured               | User is prompted, and Windows Update is search if user approves.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you want to disable Windows Update search for device drivers, use "Specify Driver Source Search Order"
    () Enabled => you can specify Search Windows Update first, last, or not at all when driver software is being located during device installation.

    \Rems

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      Re: Windows 7 driver installation

      thanks you very much!

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