How to disable plug-n-play

How do I disable plug-n-play to install new drivers for my modem?  I am running Win95 on a laptop computer and want to install a flash upgrade to V.90.  However, when I delete the modem and reboot, the computer says it has found new hardware and is installing new drivers before I can even use the new drivers I have on disk.  Even if I delete the modem and do not reboot the computer and try to reinstall it using the drivers on the floppy drive, it will only let me install the modem on com1, or com 3.  The PCMCIA card has to be on com2, so this setup will not work.  
I just need to know how to disable plug-n-play or some other suggestion so that the new drivers for this modem can be installed.  Thanks for your help.
j_mcmahonAsked:
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rigiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What I usually do in this case is that I delete (or rename) the driver files indicated in the property window of the device and let plugnplay find the piece of hardware again. This time it doesnt find the driver, so I can install the new one.
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j_mcmahonAuthor Commented:
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MacrosCommented:
Reinstalling Windows with the without plug and play is the only way I know of to disable it.

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Jason_SCommented:
Delete the modem driver, and do not reboot.  Then install the new modem drivers.

Disabeling P&P is not the answer for your problem.
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j_mcmahonAuthor Commented:
Already tried that and the modem can only be installed on com1 or com3.  The PCMCIA card must be on com2!  This procedure doesn't allow me to choose com2.  Sorry.
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MacrosCommented:
Sorry you rejected my answer but I had a similar problem trying to install a PCI modem before and it was the only solution I could come up with. Hopefully someone else has another solution for you.
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Jason_SCommented:
If you go through Device Manager, are you able to update the driver for the modem device with the new one?
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Jason_SCommented:
rigi:  I see you are new here.  Welcome.  Please refrain from posting an "Answer" in a post.  When you do so, it reduces visibility, and locks the question from receiving comments from all except registered Experts.  Try to use comments only unless you have a definite answer, and the post is not long, and ongoing.
Thank you.
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TheNiceCommented:
First step, you must check your BIOS and see if the PnP is enabled. In this case, you can turn off the PNP, reboot (power off), delete your old modem, re-install the new driver.
If later you turn on the BIOS PNP, the new detection will be placed on the next free com port and your old (real) driver stay on your com2.
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Jason_SCommented:
j_mcmahon:  Any feedback from you?
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Jason_SCommented:
j_mcmahon: Can you tell us what you ended up doing with this?
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