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Could not turn off the Driver software download settings using registry value Driversearching -SearchOrderConfig value ?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi All,

    I am trying to turn off the driver software installation settings  in windows 10 pro PC (Virtual machine), I need to automate this step hence I was looking various options , and found the below registry settings

    I dont want to do this through gpo , hence tried with registry

    "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DriverSearching"

    I set the value SearchOrderConfig value to 0 and restarted the PC , but still it fails to turn off the driver software installation

    But when I checked the registry value SearchOrderConfig is correctly set to 0

    I dont understand Why its not taking the registry value , can anyone help me on this ??

    whether this way of changing the driver software installation is supported in windows pro edition ??

    or is there any method which we canuse for automating this

    Regards,

    Kalaivani


    • Edited by Kalai23 Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:40 AM reworked
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:38 AM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    Sorry for posting it late!! Thanks a lot for the suggestions

    I Actually tried the below registry but still it was not working

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DriverSearching]

    "SearchOrderConfig"=dword:00000002

    Then finally after long search, I found the below registry settings

    HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata

    PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork = 1

    After changing this registry key value, the driver software installation settings changed to No

    Regards,

    kalai

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:50 AM

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  • Hi Kalaivani,

    from my survey, about the registry key SearchOrderConfig, there is an explanation.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DriverSearching]

    "SearchOrderConfig"=dword:00000002

    and here's a reference for SearchOrderConfig

    SearchOrderConfig 0 = Yes, do this automatically

    SearchOrderConfig 1 = No, let me choose what to do, Always install the best.

    SearchOrderConfig 2 = No, let me choose what to do, Install driver software from windows update

    SearchOrderConfig 3 = No, let me choose what to do, Never install driver software from Windows update

    In fact, there is a UI for us to configure driver installation, please check this setting.

    Regards


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    Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:46 AM
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  • Hi ,

    Sorry for posting it late!! Thanks a lot for the suggestions

    I Actually tried the below registry but still it was not working

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DriverSearching]

    "SearchOrderConfig"=dword:00000002

    Then finally after long search, I found the below registry settings

    HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata

    PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork = 1

    After changing this registry key value, the driver software installation settings changed to No

    Regards,

    kalai

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:50 AM
  • Very well, glad to hear that you have solved problem by yourself, please mark your reply to close this case.

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