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Problem:

Found New Hardware Wizard pops up randomly or at Windows bootup.

Resolution:

To completely disable this pop up:

For Windows XP 32-bit:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate the following subkey in the registry, and then click it:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings

3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type SuppressNewHWUI for the name of the DWORD entry, and then press ENTER.
5. Right-click SuppressNewHWUI, and then click Modify.

Do one of the following:

  • To suppress messages, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  • To stop suppressing messages, type 0 in the Value data box, and then click OK.

6. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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2 Responses to “Stop Found New Hardware Wizard from popping up”

  1. Ryan

    Problem:

    Found New Hardware Wizard pops up at Windows bootup.

    I am using windows XP sp3.I can not find the last two files from this subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings
    What Else can i do to stop this Hardware Wizard pops up.

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