Turn off Windows Update device driver search prompt

Specifies whether the administrator will be prompted about going to Windows Update to search for device drivers using the Internet.

Note: This setting only has effect if "Turn off Windows Update device driver searching" in "Administrative Templates/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings" is disabled or not configured.

If you enable this setting, administrators will not be prompted to search Windows Update.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, and "Turn off Windows Update device driver searching" is disabled or not configured, the administrator will be prompted for consent before going to Windows Update to search for device drivers.

Supported on: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows XP SP2
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverSearching
Value NameDontPromptForWindowsUpdate
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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