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On my netbook I have a bluetooth device which is not installed – no driver was installed.

Every time I start Windows, a message appears

New hardware found, do you want to install driver?

Can this message be disabled?

EDIT: I dont use it and I dont want to have it! (security reasons)

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Install the driver. (XP SP2 already has native support for many Bluetooth devices.) –  grawity Aug 15 '11 at 12:25

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Try to use Windows Update Service to find a driver to your unknown device.

If it still persists, you can go to your device manager(Start Button/ right-click on Computer / Properties / Device Manager), find the device which has no known driver, right-click on it and select the option to disable it.

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If you don't want to use your Bluetooth device for security reasons, you can still install the driver but then turn off the Bluetooth radio. This option will become available after you install the driver. That's what I do most of the time unless I decide to use it at all. –  Ben Richards Aug 15 '11 at 19:08
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Every hardware item is listed in the device manager as parent-children node. You can`t disable the parent, so disable the child node and the annoying message will stop showing. Simple :)

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