1.    20 Aug 2015 #1
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    windows 7

    How To PERMANENTLY Kill flawed UPDATE ?


    anyone know the answer? what I do know is that the method that worked with windows 7 causes problems with windows 10. I have a device driver that does not work. lenovo et al will need some better device driver programmmers to take charge but 'till then I need it dead and gone. despite turning OFF device driver updates via sys properties/advanced/hardware, it still tees up a failed sound device driver. Despite stopping winupdate, removing the software distribution folder and letting it rebuild, it STILL insists on teeing up the Audio device driver install again, which hangs permanently.

    thanks for you help
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #2
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    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    If it is listed under "Peripheral Devices" in the BIOS then you can disable from the BIOS which Windows will not know if the device is existed.
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #3
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    There's a downloadable tool that can be used to hide Windows updates:

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

    It's awkward to use, because it only works with updates that are available but not yet installed. I believe that I tried it during the previews to prevent a beta nVidia graphics driver from being overwritten by an older WHQL driver. I also believe that it didn't work.
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  4.    20 Aug 2015 #4
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  5.    21 Aug 2015 #5
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    Thread Starter

    But does not work


    This is the right answer.
    this SHOULD HAVE BEEN the right answer. Doesn't work.
    There are some drivers "more equal than others".
    despite blocking via Advanced Properties AND via the supplied tool below, Windows 10 Update still insists on reinstalling bad driver. I remove, it tees up again on the next network fetch. wash-rinse-repeat


    Device driver installs in general can be opted out of via Properties/advanced/hardware but that's not the whole story is it? somehow the winupdate function has some drivers more equal than others and insists on installing them regardless, which is I guess what prompted the creation of this obscure tool.
    it works... or at least seems to. we'll see
    thx
    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    There's a downloadable tool that can be used to hide Windows updates:

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

    It's awkward to use, because it only works with updates that are available but not yet installed. I believe that I tried it during the previews to prevent a beta nVidia graphics driver from being overwritten by an older WHQL driver. I also believe that it didn't work.
    Last edited by cognus; 21 Aug 2015 at 08:29.
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  6.    21 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    If the driver is already installed, then Windows will just reconfigure it when windows update runs. The drive already is in your driver cache, so uninstalling it in device manager does not remove it from your system. I know you said you already rebuilt this, but that was before you downloaded and used the tool to stop it.
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