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How to prevent windows xp from installing a device driver automatically?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Lisa, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Lisa

    Lisa Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    How to prevent windows xp from installing a device driver automatically?
    Every time I plug my phone it installs the latest driver but I want to be
    able to install an old driver for it instead. Some of my test a repair
    equipments I used to test these phones are not working with the new driver.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Mac
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Lisa wrote:
    > How to prevent windows xp from installing a device driver
    > automatically? Every time I plug my phone it installs the latest
    > driver but I want to be able to install an old driver for it
    > instead. Some of my test a repair equipments I used to test these
    > phones are not working with the new driver.
    > Thank you very much for your time.


    If you have installed a driver - and that driver is working - it should not
    install anything for it automatically. It shouldn't need to.

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    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
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  3. Lisa

    Lisa Flightless Bird

    Sorry Shenan, I replied to your personal email by mistake. But I really need
    help, hope someone would take the time to help me out.

    I can't install the old driver over the new one. The new driver was
    installed by a new Sony Ericsson software package. Now when I go to and try
    to roll back the driver, it does not work and when I try the "update driver"
    it says windows can't find a better driver than the one already installed. I
    already uninstalled the Sony Ericsson package but every time I uninstall the
    new driver and plug the device again windows automatically install the new
    driver.

    Hope I am able to explain the problem in a way you can understand a
    non-techie tell it.

    Thanks again.


    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uABtzPjNLHA.432@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Lisa wrote:
    >> How to prevent windows xp from installing a device driver
    >> automatically? Every time I plug my phone it installs the latest
    >> driver but I want to be able to install an old driver for it
    >> instead. Some of my test a repair equipments I used to test these
    >> phones are not working with the new driver.
    >> Thank you very much for your time.

    >
    > If you have installed a driver - and that driver is working - it should
    > not install anything for it automatically. It shouldn't need to.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
     
  4. Steve Cochran

    Steve Cochran Flightless Bird

    If you know the name of the driver file, you can delete it from the windows\inf directory (hidden) and then it won't be able to find the drive to install it, so see if you can figure out the name of the driver file. It likely will have an inf extension.

    steve

    "Lisa" <0678768@00000hotmail.com> wrote in message news:-OHnIqMoNLHA.5624@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Sorry Shenan, I replied to your personal email by mistake. But I really need
    > help, hope someone would take the time to help me out.
    >
    > I can't install the old driver over the new one. The new driver was
    > installed by a new Sony Ericsson software package. Now when I go to and try
    > to roll back the driver, it does not work and when I try the "update driver"
    > it says windows can't find a better driver than the one already installed. I
    > already uninstalled the Sony Ericsson package but every time I uninstall the
    > new driver and plug the device again windows automatically install the new
    > driver.
    >
    > Hope I am able to explain the problem in a way you can understand a
    > non-techie tell it.
    >
    > Thanks again.
    >
    >
    > "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uABtzPjNLHA.432@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Lisa wrote:
    >>> How to prevent windows xp from installing a device driver
    >>> automatically? Every time I plug my phone it installs the latest
    >>> driver but I want to be able to install an old driver for it
    >>> instead. Some of my test a repair equipments I used to test these
    >>> phones are not working with the new driver.
    >>> Thank you very much for your time.

    >>
    >> If you have installed a driver - and that driver is working - it should
    >> not install anything for it automatically. It shouldn't need to.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Shenan Stanley
    >> MS-MVP
    >> --
    >> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    >> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >>
     
  5. The Seabat

    The Seabat Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 07:22:45 -0400, "Lisa" <0678768@00000hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>How to prevent windows xp from installing a device driver automatically?
    >>Every time I plug my phone it installs the latest driver but I want to be
    >>able to install an old driver for it instead. Some of my test a repair
    >>equipments I used to test these phones are not working with the new driver.
    >>
    >>Thank you very much for your time.
    >>
    >>Mac


    Right click on My Computer > select Properties > select Hardware tab >
    select Windows Update tab > tick radio button for "Never search
    Windows Update for drivers". That will stop Windows from trying to
    load and acquire unwanted drivers. Now you should be able to roll
    back, replace or install new/different drivers.


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