The driver installation setting is also in the device installation settings under MS Windows 11!
1.) ... The device installation settings in the Windows 11 control panel!
|(Image-1) Change device installation settings under Windows 11!|
Windows 11 settings ( Windows + i )
2. Go to Windows Update on the right-hand side to scroll to Advanced options
3. Scroll to the point Optional updates
4. Now click on driver updates and install if necessary
(... see Image-2 Point 1 to 9)
Windows 11 updates the drivers automatically, the optional drivers should only be installed if it is really necessary and it does not work with the current driver!
See also: ► Find programs Windows 11!
|(Image-2) Find optional driver updates under Windows 11!|
1. ► Open the registry editor and navigate to the storage location:
2- In the right pane, double click on DWORD: PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork
3. Change its value data from 0 to 1. Click [OK].
|(Image-3) Change device installation settings via Registry!|
We see it is quite easy on Windows through the device installation setting to influence the driver update behavior on Windows 11, 10, .. and others. Please note that the drivers are no longer up to date, but in some cases, it is necessary because overwriting the drivers will result in incorrect functioning. Here are some other helpful tips to understand or troubleshoot other driver issues you may have.
►► What is a driver?
►► What is a device driver?
►► Get old printers working under Windows 10 / 11!
►► Install the integrated PDF printer driver in Windows 10!
►► Printer management, printer server, driver, printer connections under Windows 11 and 10!
FAQ 26: Updated on: 23 September 2022 08:49