Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
       #1

    Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10


    How to disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10?

    I have this Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter (MacBook Pro 2011 w/ Boot Camp) whose driver I need to roll back to an earlier version for things to work properly, however Windows keeps reinstalling the newer version (when scanning for hardware changes, when rebooting etc.).


    I tried the method outlined at http://windowsinstructed.com/disable...in-windows-10/ to no avail:



    1. Open File Explorer and go to This PC.
    2. Then click on System Properties
    3. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings group, click on Change settings.
    4. Click on the Hardware tab.
    5. Under the the Device Installation Settings group, click on Device Installation Settings
    6. Now click on No, Let me choose what to do, then select Never Install Drivers from Windows Update.
    7. Click on Save Settings, a system reboot is then necessary for the changes to take effect.
    Last edited by bulldows95; 09 Aug 2015 at 04:42.
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  2. Posts : 219
    10 (Free upgrade)
       #2

    Good tip and well recommended. :)
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  3. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #3

    No, it doesn't work.
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  4. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64-bit
       #4

    Try this - from Microsoft especially for Windows 10 driver problems:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...source=twitter

    You must download and run the tool from the upper site.
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  5. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #5

    petroff said:
    Try this - from Microsoft especially for Windows 10 driver problems:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...source=twitter

    You must download and run the tool from the upper site.

    This is with regards to Windows Update right? I'm not doing any updates at the moment so I don't see how this is going to help.
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  6. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64-bit
       #6

    This is to prevent the problematic driver or update from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed.

    Although this not work, do it again:

    1. Open File Explorer and go to This PC.
    2. Then click on System Properties
    3. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings group, click on Change settings.
    4. Click on the Hardware tab.
    5. Under the the Device Installation Settings group, click on Device Installation Settings
    6. Now click on No, Let me choose what to do, then select Never Install Drivers from Windows Update.
    7. Click on Save Settings, a system reboot is then necessary for the changes to take effect.



    From driver tab choose uninstall, then check "Delete the driver software for this device". Install your driver. After restart wait for 5-10 minutes to let Silence Update to do his job, and check driver version. If there is newer than yours - roll back driver. In my case this was the solution.
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  7. Posts : 56
    Windows 10
       #7

    After installing the driver, do not let Windows update it again, otherwise it will reinstall its own. You could do that through configuring policies as below:

    Run "gpedit.msc" --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Device Installation --> Device Installation Restrictions --> (Double Click) Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs or Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings --> Select "Enabled" and perform the necessary changes.
    Detailed procedure:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530324.aspx
    p.s. To allow Windows to install/update drivers for this device again, perform the above and set it back to "Not Configured".

    Simple.
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  8. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hello and thank you for your reply!

    I've done steps 1-7. I rebooted using "Disable driver signature enforcement" and installed my old driver, which has now been replaced by the new driver again. I've also restarted, but the rollback button remains unclickable.
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  9. Posts : 33
    OpenBSD
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thanks Simple, I'll give that a go! One sec.
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  10. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64-bit
       #10

    Button is unclickable, because Silent Update is running. After that, you will be invited to restart again and then roll back.
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