Disable found new hardware wizard


  • Hello

    I am running windows XP, Tiny XP to be exact and I was wondering how to disable the windows found new hardware wizard. It is very anoying!



    Best Regards, Joshua Glass Systems Enginer
    Monday, June 13, 2011 10:44 PM

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  • Have you tried <Sytem properties><Hardware tab><driver signing> set "Ignore - install the software anyway and don't ask for my approval"
    Michael Petersen My Deployment Blog -
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:24 AM
  • The "Found New Hardware" wizard is part of Plug and Play, which is built into the O/S.  It has been this way since Windows 95.  You cannot disable Plug and Play

    To quote from:,

    "Ability to disable: Plug and Play cannot be disabled as system instability would result. However, you can configure Plug and Play so it does not search the Internet for drivers."

    For more information about the Plug and Play specification and technology, see


    • Proposed as answer by Bigteddy Wednesday, August 03, 2011 9:54 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:14 PM