Windows 10: How to Force Windows 10 to Use a Specific NVidia Graphics Driver?


  1. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       09 Dec 2015 #1

    How to Force Windows 10 to Use a Specific NVidia Graphics Driver?


    I'm trying to persuade my Dell Inspiron 7537 laptop to use the Dell provided v353.24 NVidia driver since this is reported on the Dell forum to currently provide better compatibility. This version installs fine , but after a few minutes Windows updates it to v 353.62. This happens even when I select No to "Do you want to automatically download manufacturer's apps and custom icons that are available" under Device Installation Settings.

    I've done a clean install of the older v353.24 drivers twice but they always upgrade to v353.62.

    How do I force Windows to use the driver I specify?
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  2. Posts : 1
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       09 Dec 2015 #2

    Try this tutorial to hide the driver update. Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums .
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  3. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
    Thread Starter
       09 Dec 2015 #3

    I tried running that fix earlier but it didn't find any NVidia updates to block. Anyway Windows 10 hasn't tried to update the driver for 6 hours so maybe my setting not to update is now working?
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  4. Posts : 1
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       09 Dec 2015 #4

    I wouldn't bet on it. Next time Windows update runs it will do it again.
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  5. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
    Thread Starter
       09 Dec 2015 #5

    I've run Windows Update manually but it didn't find any new NVidia drivers even though they exist.
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