How to block all USB related popups in Win7 pro?


  • My company builds a commercial product that is frequently connected to unfamiliar USB devices (Phones, iPods, tablets). 

    When the system encounteres a device it has not seen before, it pops up an "unknown device" window and starts the standard dialogue about drivers, etc.  We want this disabled completely.

    I am sure that this is a simple registry setting...


    Thanks much in advance!





    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 1:32 AM


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  • Hi,

    follow this tutorial:


    Then you will be able to disable automatic device installation.


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    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:07 PM
  • That link no longer works...
    Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:47 PM
  • Hi,

    You can access the following link. It worked.

    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:47 AM