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  1.    09 Aug 2015 #21
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    That was the idea right, to block the new drivers from being installed so the old drivers can remain in place?

    Many thanks!
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #22
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    you must un-check both boxes.. this will prevent any driver updates..
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
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    you must un-check both boxes.. this will prevent any driver updates..

    Pardon me sir but I meant Device Installation in gpedit.msc. The stuff you're referring to has no effect in this case, I've disabled Windows Update in gpedit.msc temporarily anyway. Thanks!
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  4.    09 Aug 2015 #24
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    Hi bulldows95,
    You can uninstall the driver signed by Microsoft and delete it from disk (a driver that is signed by MS will always have precedence). Then install the driver that works for you. After reboot, use the Policy Editor prevent the Device (using Hardware Id) from updating.

    It is possible for the Policy Editor not to work for you if you log into a Domain that resets the policy for employees, students, members etc... because profiles and policies will be inherited from the powers above.

    If you locally log into your computer and you are (the One and only), then it MUST be possible to affect the changes required, as stated by Microsoft itself in the link: Step-By-Step Guide to Controlling Device Installation Using Group Policy

    I know an other reason for registry changes reverting after reboot, and that is when the ownership of a field is taken by another user (like Administrator, for Example but ranking is not important). A simple example, if you have a folder and a certain user decides to take ownership and limit access to it; even the Administrator will not be able to access this folder. The same is applicable to the registry.

    I hope that you go through the literature within the above hyperlink, I am interested to know what was holding you from affecting the changes to device. I have a feeling the device was not defined properly..
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  5.    09 Aug 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
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    you must un-check both boxes.. this will prevent any driver updates..
    There are 3 steps to be taken to take care of driver updates, your is #1.

    #2 Windows Update Automatic Updates - Disable in Windows 10

    #3 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

    If people skip #3, they will not be able to download Windows Updates, unless they install blocked drivers.
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  6.    09 Aug 2015 #26
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    Greetings everyone I seem to have found a little bit of luck. The old driver I was attempting to install was one I'd manually downloaded. I had no luck installing that, but choosing Update Driver => Browse my computer for driver software => Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer (ie. drivers that came bundled with Windows) seems to include older versions of this driver as well.

    I'm gonna go ahead and mark this as solved, I'd also like to thank each and every one of you for your kind assistance.

    God bless!
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