Since Microsoft released the original Surface RT (now simply called “Surface”) back in 2012, one of the user’s complaint was absent of an Ethernet port or support for the official USB Ethernet adapter on the ARM-based device to connect to a wired network. Previous rumors suggested the software giant was creating a piece of software […]
Today Apple users get a boost with the release of OS X 10.8.3 update, which brings a handful of updates for the operating system, but the interesting update is that it now provides Windows 8 Boot Camp support. For those who don’t know, Apple’s Boot Camp is a piece of software that assists users to install Windows […]
There are going to be times when you’ll need to install an old trusted piece of hardware or a device in Windows 8 that unfortunately will not have a signed driver from its manufacture. This means that you may end up having some issues trying to get the hardware installed in the new Microsoft’s OS, […]
If you’re always on the move and working with a laptop, chances are that you connect to various printers which, sometimes, you’ll only use once or twice. After a while, without realizing it, you may end up with many printers installations in your system. Later on, doing maintenance to your Windows PC, you decide to delete the […]
In this Windows How-to, you are going to learn how to identify the name of an “Unknown device” in Windows that is giving you trouble, that way you can properly find the correct driver. How many times did you find the message “unknown device” in Windows Device Manger? Many times, right? And how hard is to […]
Keeping Windows up to date is really important to have the system running smoothly and secure, but if while you were trying to install the latest updates you received the Windows Update error 80070103, then clicking the Get help with the error link and the Windows Help and Supports starts comes up with ZERO results […]
Windows will always make the best effort, when you plug in a new device to your computer, to try to automatically download and install the recommended drivers from Windows Update. This is a good feature to make sure that your newly installed hardware works properly, but not always the installation will go as smooth as you would like to. Sometimes the drivers from Windows Update are not the latest drivers, the installation could cause file corruption, or there could be other problems for uncommon devices.
It would be preferable to install your own drivers downloaded from the manufacture website or from the CD that came with the device.
To disable Widows 7 from automatically installing drivers, do the following: