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    Windows 9 (aka Windows 10)
       03 Dec 2017 #80

    I'm running Win10 1709, and when I select "No (your device might not work as expected)", the only thing that gets changed is PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork, which gets changed from 0 to 1, and is under:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata

    As another user mentioned, SearchOrderConfig doesn't get changed. So, these steps are incorrect and/or outdated.

    Also, "Never_install_driver_software_from_Windows_Update.reg" sets SearchOrderConfig to 0, but my SearchOrderConfig was already set to 0, and WU updates drivers whenever it feels like it.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
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       03 Dec 2017 #81

    Thank you for the heads up @meh. The tutorial has now been updated. :)
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  3.    25 Mar 2018 #82

    Would someone please clarify what the difference is between the effect of this tutorial's actions and the effect of the actions described in the tutorial "How to Enable or Disable Including Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10"?

    Thanks.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
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       25 Mar 2018 #83

    Hello devnull, :)

    They're both pretty much for driver updates being available in Windows Update, but just different settings.

    This tutorial also includes the detailed information and icon seen in Devices and Printers.
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  5.    25 Mar 2018 #84

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello devnull, :)

    They're both pretty much for driver updates being available in Windows Update, but just different settings.

    This tutorial also includes the detailed information and icon seen in Devices and Printers.
    Hi, Shawn. Thanks for your answer. That's what I was thinking, but because there are the two separate tutorials both dealing (mainly) with driver updates I thought perhaps I was missing something.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       25 Mar 2018 #85

    Yeah, it would be nice to just have one universal setting.
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