Windows 7 downloads and installs device drivers automatically through Windows Update. However, you can modify this behaviour through the Device Installation Settings dialog box.
To open this dialog box type device installation in the Search text box on the Start menu and click Change Device Installation Settings. To disable the recommended action, select No, let me choose what to do
You use the Device Manager to install and update drivers for hardware devices, change the hardware settings for those devices and troubleshoot device problems. May be, the most common use of the device manager is to verify whether all hardware devices on your computer are working and/or installed properly. Additionally, I find this utility very usefull when I am updating drivers, checking current versions of drivers and enable/disable devices when performing some hardware checks.
You start the Device Manager as follows:
Go to Start/Search – type Device Manager and click the Device Manager link
The windows NVIDIA display driver installed after a fresh installation of the 32-bit Ultimate/Enterprise editions creates problems on Dell Latitude D830 laptops with the Nvidia Quadro NVS 135M inbuilt video card! The faulty display driver version is 188.8.131.5224 as shown below:
This method of deployment is ideal for SMBs since its implementation is very straight forward and inexpensive as the main requirement is some storage space. This involves an installation of a reference computer (user/department configuration), creating a bootable client (Windows PE) and capturing the image onto a network share. Whenever, you need to install a new or reformatted computer system, you just need to push the image from the network share to that machine