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Disable New Hardware Wizard in Windows XP to Enable Automatic Device Driver Installation

Want to skip straight to automatic hardware installation? Follow the instructions below to edit the registry.

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Programs
  3. Click Accessories
  4. Click Notepad
  5. Copy the script below:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsDriverSearching]
“DontSearchWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000001
“DontPromptForWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000001
“DontSearchCD”=dword:00000001
“DontSearchFloppies”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindows NTDriver Signing]
“behaviorOnFailedVerify”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindows NTDriver Signing]
“behaviorOnFailedVerify”=dword:00000000

  1. Paste into Notepad
  2. Click File
  3. Click Save As
  4. Name the file “DisableHardware.bat
  5. Run the file & accept all changes.
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