Today in this tutorial, we are going to show you a very easy way to change device driver installation process in Windows.Using this tutorial, you'll be able to tell Windows to: So without wasting time, lets start the tutorial: 1.The transition to Windows 10 has been in some cases a breath of fresh air, and in others, more like a whiff of landfill.One of the areas that has NOT been well accepted is the decision to enforce updates whether you want them or not.Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.A driver update isn't always a fix-it task, either.See my List of Free Driver Updater Tools for reviews of the best ones out there.
Although the driver installation dialog box contains a link to skip searching on Windows Update but its not the permanent solution. How to tell Windows to not search for drivers on Windows Update and install them from your local hard disk first?
In the Advanced system properties window click on the hardware tab and then click on "Device installation settings". If you've installed Windows 10 recently or have updated to the more recent 1151 build update, your setting will look like this instead. Keep in mind this means you will need to manually install updated drivers for any hardware that you need or want to run with a newer release which may require you keeping tabs with the hardware OEM's product page for any devices you desire to do so for.