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When Windows detects new hardware (be it graphic card or USB Peripheral) it automatically installs driver and if it can't find a driver it shows "Found New hardware wizard" that allows you to manually select a driver. My problem is that this "Found New hardware wizard" shows up every time when I plug a new device and I have to click Next Next Next.. until it finishes installation. It's just like in Windows 98 ;) I want to fix it to the way it's supposed to be.

It's got nothing to do with "Windows Update" and "Driver Signing" settings in "System properties -> Hardware" tab, those are on default settings.

Here is the same problem I have, but those replies ale completely useless

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closed as too localized by harrymc, ChrisF, Simon Sheehan, BBlake, 8088 Nov 15 '12 at 16:01

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(1) Are you talking about hardware that have been plug-in before or plug-in 1st time? (2) Do you know if there is some system protection software installed? – John Siu Nov 9 '12 at 6:15
The link you gave is for XP with SP2. Is SP3 installed? – harrymc Nov 9 '12 at 8:55
So, you want to bypass “Found New Hardware Wizard” i.e let Windows to Install Drivers Automatically, right? Probably, this is what you are looking for Click Here – Volodymyr M. Nov 12 '12 at 15:43
@inhabitant certainly a possible solution, but scripting macros to press next, next, next? Windows is backwards in some ways, but not that backwards. I'm certain some Win gurus know how to fix/automate this kind of thing. The real question is WHY is windows asking the user to reinstall HID devices on reboot - and how to make it act less like a demented alzheimer's patient. – Ярослав Рахматуллин Nov 13 '12 at 10:31
Question is probably similar to this post: [here][1] [1]:… – swapyonubuntu Nov 13 '12 at 19:16

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