How to disable Found New Hardware Wizard in Windows XP

Disabling the Found New Hardware Wizard

There may be times where you want to disable the Foud New Hardware wizard in Windows XP or Server 2003, either because the device in you system does not have drivers for Windows XP or everything is working fine and you just don’t care to install any new drivers.

This message means that Windows has found a new hardware on your system and is asking you to install the software that came with the device. This message can be disabled by adding/editing a registry key in Windows.

Windows XP 32-bit and Windows Server 2003
Add a DWORD named SuppressNewHWUI with a value of 1 to the below key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings
DeviceInstall and Settings keys may not exist, you will have to create them.

Disable Found New Hardware Wizard Windows XP

 

 

Windows XP 64-bit and Windows Server 2003
Add a DWORD named SuppressUI with a value of 1 to the below key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PlugPlay\Parametes

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