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What should this setting be on Device installation Setting

  1. #1


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    What should this setting be on Device installation Setting


    So i was looking around and i noticed my device Installation setting is not set on recommended but only set on No let me choose what to do and then Always install the best driver software from windows update, and then set on automatically get the device app and info by your device manufacture here is a picture of it, my ? is it fine like this as i don't want wired drivers installing. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    I have the same settings as yours. Windows will find a driver update but will not automatically install it since I set the automatic updates to notify but not download/install. If you choose not, Windows won't check your hardware and look for drivers. You have to manually go to the manufacturer's site to obtain the latest version.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks it was on never for some reason and i changed it not sure how it got on that lol was always wondering why i never got updates for stuff anymore, maybe my kid changed it or something.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    on an older PC - never is the better choice, because a lot of the newer drivers, disable older hardware..

    Otherwise Automatic (recommended)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    hmm mine is home built now i rebuilt it, but the motherboard was reman and its socket 1155 and intel core I7 with win 8.1 so should i just let it install the drivers is it new enough? the mobo is from 2013 it says.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    unless you are having issues with certain driver updates - leave it as auto
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  7. #7


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    ok thanks
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What should this setting be on Device installation Setting
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