"Generic PnP Monitor" driver doesn't stay disabled/uninstalled after restart in W10 Boot Camp.

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  1. superkrups20056, Oct 3, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2015

    superkrups20056 macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    The generic PnP monitor driver in the device manager keeps reenabling/reinstalling itself whenever I restart Windows 10 on my early 2011 MBP (Boot Camp). I want to leave it disabled so the brightness controls on the keyboard work.

    I do not want to disable automatic driver update checking by Windows 10. I know that if I turn off automatic driver installation via device installation settings and enabling "Prevent installation of other devices not described by other policy settings" will keep the "Generic PnP Monitor" driver uninstalled, and this is certainly one solution that works, but disabling these features interferes with the installation of other devices (one example is the TAP driver for the Private Internet Access Windows client).

    There is no available apple display driver I can install over the generic driver that I have found, but the brightness controls work perfectly when the Generic PnP driver is disabled/uninstalled. I just wish it'd stay that way after a restart. Is there any other way to solve this problem?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. superkrups20056 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Figured it out. Used Group Policy Editor to prevent device with specific device ID from installing.


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