Viruses are one of the most frequently problems affecting computer systems, and most of the time there isn’t an easy way to deal with this situation, even if they have an antivirus program installed it might not be enough. When a very tough threat is resisting to be removed from the computer using a regular antivirus program, or [...]
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You are in a deadline or doing something interesting, and the next thing you know… Something goes wrong with the computer, you don’t know what’s going on. So, you try to contact somebody for help. Now you are in the phone, the helper is using very technical words that you may not understand. In the meantime, because of the miscommunication, each step takes a very long time and nothing gets fixed. Really frustrated, right?
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:
Did ever happened to you that a newer version of a device driver has been released and after you installed it, your computer does not respond the way it did before?
This is a tip that everyone should know before calling your system support or taking your computer to a repair shop.