Forcing Windows to use Dell UP2718Q driver?

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Re: But Why ...

Billiam29 wrote:

It just came across to me that you had a personal belief you needed to have this driver installed even though myself and at least one other person told you that you may not need it.

If you elaborated further down the thread that you were running into issues or were told by the manufacturer that you should have the driver installed, then please accept my apologies for missing that. It just appeared that you were potentially making unnecessary work for yourself by fixing a problem that didn’t exist. Again, sorry if I misread things.

Actually, since we are now analyzing my motives here, you’re “probably” right that it wouldn’t have made a difference. That was my feeling also. I would have given up if I hadn’t been forced to hard restart my PC and that just happened to result in the Dell driver reappearing as installed. I had tried several times before using various methods including the one recommended in this thread to install the Dell driver to no avail and had essentially given up. Since the Dell driver was now installed I went ahead and used the group policy editor method to protect it. That’s it! It wasn’t a lot of work and all performed with a glass of Scotch in my hand, or two or three for that matter😊.

Edit: What did come out of this though as for me the most significant finding was the mysterious ways of Windows 10. Understandable I suppose given that these OS’s are used as corporate IT platforms where policies on use, modification, manipulation, security and system stability are of paramount importance and must be centrally managed. Just seems oddly out of place in the context of this discussion of course where end use is a private photographic hobby...

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