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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:38 PM
Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:52 PM
Just uninstalling drivers or updates won’t prevent them from being installed again. There’s no way to “hide” an update or
block updates from within Windows itself, but Microsoft provides a downloadable tool to do this. It’s intended for temporarily
hiding buggy or otherwise problematic while they don’t work properly on your system.
I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!
Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:00 AM
thank you! i did the first step to try and block it last time but that didn't work.
i tried the show or hide updates troubleshooter but since the driver somehow installed successfully this time it didn't show. i'll keep an eye out for the update when it shows up next and try to catch it before it downloads.
Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:09 AM
The easiest way I know of to block Windows 10 from updating device drivers automatically is to hit the Windows Key, type "Change device," and then select the "Change device installation settings" dialog that's returned as the first item.
Make sure the "No" radio button is selected if you do not want Windows Update doing automatic updates for device drivers (or at least third party device drivers).
Before anyone asks, I am aware that the dialog text currently reads, "Do you want to automatically download manufacturers’ apps and custom icons available for your devices?" This was the result of "a foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of little minds." In the early days of Windows 10 the dialog text read, "Do you want Windows to download driver software and realistic icons for your devices?" [And, if you selected "No" there were two additional radio buttons and a checkbox to allow you to further refine the behavior.
Even though the dialog text is, to put it mildly, inaccurate since no one would consider device drivers "apps" this dialog is still accessed via the "Change device installation settings" dialog. You do the math. . .
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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