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  • How did Microsoft sneaked a driver ?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1809 – September 2018 Update How did Microsoft sneaked a driver ?

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     Alex5723 4 weeks ago.

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    • #947684 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      I have my Windows 10 1809 pro set to block drives installation, yet, I just found out that Microsoft sneaked a printer driver yesterday.
      How did this happen ?
      The HP dj 2600 is a network (wi-fi) printer which is off (it may have been is use yesterday).

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      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Open Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
      Local Computer Policies>Computer Configuration>Administrative Templets>
      Windows Components>Automatic Update>
      Do not include drivers in Windows Update = Enable

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      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      Open Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
      Local Computer Policies>Computer Configuration>Administrative Templets>
      Windows Components>Automatic Update>
      Do not include drivers in Windows Update = Enable

      You mean that Microsoft disregards ‘Device Installation Settings’ ? so I have to resort to Group Policy ?

      ‘Do not include drivers in Windows Update’ has been enabled.

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        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Try Windows Update instead of Automatic Updaates (under W) – I work from a Mac, my Win10s are in VMs, and my memory is going in my old age!

    • #959934 Trash | Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      ‘Do not include drivers in Windows Update’ has been enabled.

      Found the setting. ‘Do not include drivers in Windows Update’ has been enabled.

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      Rick Corbett
      AskWoody_MVP

      I don’t have an answer for you but just wondering… do you have your Win 10 install set at the default to ‘Let Windows manage my printer‘?

      If so, I wonder if MS overrides your ‘block driver download’ in the case of printers?

      To check:

      1. Open Settings and navigate to Devices > Printers & scanners.

      2. In the *right*-hand pane, is there a tick in the Let Windows manage my default printer checkbox?

      or

      1. Open Regedit and navigate to:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows

      2. In the *right*-hand pane you should see an entry called LegacyDefaultPrinterMode.

      win-10-default-printer-setting-in-registry

      Is the value 0?

      (I always change the value to 1 [using an AutoHotkey script].)

      The reason I ask is because if the answer is ‘Yes’ (Settings) or ‘o’ (Registry) then MS, not you, is in control.

      Going by the Settings pane it looks like MS *can* download/install printer drivers (except over metered connections) unless you remove the tick from the Let Windows manage my default printer checkbox.

      win-10-default-printer-setting-in-registry01

      If, however, you *do* want this behaviour then – if you have your internet connection set as ‘metered’ – you need to put a tick in the Download over metered connections checkbox.

      Hope this helps…

      EDIT: Posted too late. 🙂

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        PKCano
        Da Boss

        I believe it you “Let Windows manage your printer” it will make the last used printer the default. I always uncheck it.

        • #962047 Trash | Reply

          Rick Corbett
          AskWoody_MVP

          Yes, but that’s just about behaviour, not about Windows overriding a user-defined preference re: download of drivers.

    • #961954 Trash | Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      “Let Windows manage your printer”

      “Let Windows manage your printer” is checked. I will have to uncheck as my default printer is my Samsung printer.

      I suppose that when Windows find a new hardware it will disregards any driver update settings.

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      • #962156 Trash | Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        That setting to let Win manage th printer has nothing to do with driver download. See this to control MS driver installs.

         

        • #962541 Trash | Reply

          Rick Corbett
          AskWoody_MVP

          Hence my “EDIT: Posted too late.” addendum when OP confirmed what the issue was for him/her.

          I just asked a question pertinent to both Home and Pro users (where the latter may not have experience of the Local Group Policy Editor).

    • #980795 Trash | Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      That setting to let Win manage th printer has nothing to do with driver download. See this to control MS driver installs.

      As I posted ‘‘Do not include drivers in Windows Update’ has been enabled.
      The system even created a ‘critical update’ restore point 🙂

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