"Metadata staging failed" in Windows 8+

article #920, updated 3047 days ago

If you see these in event logs, you are seeing the result of a mismatch between the running drivers in your machine and something in Microsoft’s cloud-based driver database. Do this:

  1. Control Panel
  2. search for Device Installation
  3. Change device installation settings
  4. No, let me choose what to do
  5. Never install driver software from Windows Update.
  6. uncheck Automatically get the device app and info provided by your device manufacturer