JUst saw where lovely Win10 updates once again installs known bad Conexant drivers.
its an aside, but the rules on WHQL must have been relaxed to the point of a auto-rubberstamp.... anything goes!

does ANYONE know a registry hack or something that can stop this insanity? the Hide/Unhide tool is a placebo.... device drivers do not appear in the Programs & Features inventory [tool renders "no hidden updates found"] . the Hardware Advanced Properties "do not install" button is a placebo. no effect whatsoever.
about a million threads on this subject and STILL no resolve??
Fresh from the microsoft Support Desk Chat line this morning 12/14/2015:
"Microsoft engineers knew about this and working on it. I apologize for the hassle it caused you. 7:28 am"