Monday, October 31, 2016

Prevent Windows 10 ( Pro, Edu, Ent) From Updating/Installing Specific Devices (Driver)

First open Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and go to,
 Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->System->Device Installation->Device Installation Restrictions

"Prevent installation of devices using drivers that match these device setup classes"
Using this option will let you input a globally unique identifier (GUID) which you can view using Device Manager

"Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs"
This option will accept hardware ID or compatible ID, again use Device Manager to view one for your connected device(s).

Installing a device driver of  your choice and then enabling any of the above setting will help prevent any issue that you are facing due to Windows automatically updating that specific device.

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