This Ricoh Printer Driver Tutorial will guide you step by step through the best way to stop windows from automatically installing a printer driver when you add a new printer to the network.
STEP 1 – Opening Control Pannel
Click on the Windows icon (usually bottom left corner), then without clicking anywhere else, type in “control”, the search bar will automatically show multiple results, Click on “Control Pannel” from the list.
STEP 2 – Change to Small Icons
From the drop down list at the top right, choose “Small Icons”.
STEP 3 – Choose ‘Network and Sharing Center’
From the list of available options, click on “Network and Sharing Centre”
STEP 4 – Change Advanced Sharing Settings
Choose “Change advanced sharing settings” from the menu on the left.
STEP 5 – UN-Tick ‘Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices’.
Expand the ‘Private’ section make sure that the tick box ‘Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices.’ is NOT ticked (Nb. image shown below with the box ticked – you need to change it is NOT ticked).
Click on [Save Changes] at the bottom to exit.