How to stop Windows Update from autodownloading/installing drivers?


  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
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    How to stop Windows Update from autodownloading/installing drivers?


    Hello,

    Does anyone know how I can stop Windows Updates from automatically downloading and installing device drivers?

    I've used several registry hacks and the wushowhide.diagcab; however, so far, it doesn't seem to have worked.

    Windows Update insists on automatically downloading and reinstalling very old Realtek and Intel drivers on one of my system and Asus drivers on another system.

    Both are running Windows 10 Home 1909.

    Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you. I don't believe that turning OFF the custom icons and apps in the Device Installation Settings actually prevents Windows Update from downloading the device drivers, at least it didn't work for me.

    I did the registry hack earlier today, so hopefully Windows will oblige this time.

    It's nice to see that we'll have more control over the auto driver downloads in Windows Updates. It sucks that it'll be in 2004 build though.
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  4. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Would you be so kind enough as to share? I would like to know, please.
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  6. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #6

    Would you be so kind as to click on the hypertext in my above post? It will take you to the tutorial.
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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Matthew Wai said:
    Would you be so kind as to click on the hypertext in my above post? It will take you to the tutorial.
    Ahh, thank you. I switched the theme to dark and couldn't tell that it was a hyperlink.

    Thanks again
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  8. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    This is a handy one if you only wish to prevent a specific device being updated.
    I had to do it on an old computer on a SATA controller as Microsoft would keep updating it and breaking it.

    How to Prevent Windows from Automatically Updating Specific Drivers


    Sorry if it has already been posted.
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  9. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #9

    LongRangeSkeet said:
    Does anyone know how I can stop Windows Updates from automatically downloading and installing device drivers?
    I have used my scripts to stop auto-updates and used Windows Update MiniTool to hide the drivers as shown below:



    No drivers can be installed without my permission.
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