Windows 10 has the ability to download or update your drivers automatically. In this way, it takes away the burden of downloading them manually from the users’ shoulders. However, some users still prefer to do this manually in order to retain their previous settings. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can disable automatic driver downloads in Windows 10.

Disabling Automatic Driver Downloads in Windows 10

In order to disable automatic driver downloads in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type control panel in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new control panel window. The newly opened Control Panel window is shown in the following image:

Open Windows Control Panel

Click on the System and Security tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Under the System and Security window, click on the System tab as highlighted in the image shown below:

System and Security

Now click on the link saying, “Advanced System Settings” as highlighted in the following image:

Advanced System Settings

As soon as you will click on it, the System Properties window will appear on your screen as shown in the image below:

System Properties window

Now switch to the Hardware tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

In the Hardware tab, click on the Device Installation Settings button as highlighted in the following image:

Device Installation Settings

As soon as you will click on it, the Device Installation Settings dialogue box will appear on your screen as shown in the image below:

Device Installation Settings dialogue box

Click on the radio button corresponding to the field saying, “No (your device might not work as expected)” and finally, click on the Save Changes button in order for the new settings to take effect as highlighted in the image shown above.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily disable automatic driver downloads in Windows 10. However, you should follow this method on your own risk because disabling the automatic driver downloads might cause some troubles in the regular operations of your computer system.

How to Disable Automatic Driver Downloads in Windows 10
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