Windows 10: How to stop windows downloading drivers automatically? Solved


  1. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 build 10586.545
       14 Aug 2016 #1

    How to stop windows downloading drivers automatically?


    Hi guys,

    I have, apparently identified the culprit for my abrupt restarts with automatic repair firing up.

    It's the radeon 8750m drivers. the second they begin to install BAM. shutdown+automatic repair.

    What's the most effective way to not install those drivers all together?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 22,143
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       14 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello Marko,

    You could use the tutorial below to disable having drivers available in Windows Update.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 build 10586.545
    Thread Starter
       14 Aug 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Marko,

    You could use the tutorial below to disable having drivers available in Windows Update.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    Detailed. Thanks :-)

    I used wushoworhide and hid the radeon drivers. Does that do the trick?
    They still appear ready to be installed, which is something i do not want.
    Why does windows roll out drivers that mess your computer up?!
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  4. Posts : 22,143
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       14 Aug 2016 #4

    Uninstalling and hiding the update will work for that one, but won't stop a new version or other drivers from being available later.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 build 10586.545
    Thread Starter
       15 Aug 2016 #5

    Ok. Thanks for being a resource brink.

    So the registry fix will disable it all together for the time being?
    Whats the best way to have them not install at all, they are obviously corrupted or not performing on my system.


    I can't actually understand why would windows force you to update drivers that apparently do not function as intended and crash your PC instantly.
    Last edited by Marko1401; 15 Aug 2016 at 08:02.
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  6. Posts : 22,143
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       15 Aug 2016 #6

    Using the tutorial below to disable having drivers available in Windows Update should help.

    Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 build 10586.545
    Thread Starter
       16 Aug 2016 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Using the tutorial below to disable having drivers available in Windows Update should help.

    Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
    Hi brink, thanks.

    I used the reg file for the registry. Simple and effective.

    I will not stop windows updates right?
    My current winver is 1511 and it won't update to 1607....I see that 1607 is a bit more polished seeing as how I setup my desktop with that as an emergency, with the graph drivers causing a lot of problems for me.
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  8. Posts : 22,143
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       16 Aug 2016 #8

    Correct. It will not disable Windows Update.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    16 Aug 2016 #9

    • Device manager.
    • Select on affected driver.
    • Right click or double click on device.
    • Select driver tab.
    • Update driver.
    • Browse my computer for driver software.
    • Let me pick from a list of device drivers.
    • Select the device driver you want to install.
    • Choose the driver that works from the list.
    • Ignore the stupid warning saying it might not work

    That is what I had to do to prevent that POS Realtek audio driver from installing all the time. It will no longer even update it when a newer version comes out.


      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 build 10586.545
    Thread Starter
       16 Aug 2016 #10

    reddice said: View Post
    • Device manager.
    • Select on affected driver.
    • Right click or double click on device.
    • Select driver tab.
    • Update driver.
    • Browse my computer for driver software.
    • Let me pick from a list of device drivers.
    • Select the device driver you want to install.
    • Choose the driver that works from the list.
    • Ignore the stupid warning saying it might not work

    That is what I had to do to prevent that POS Realtek audio driver from installing all the time. It will no longer even update it when a newer version comes out.
    Thanks. That's exactly what I did for my elan touch-pad (recognized as a ps2mouse initially) to make it work correctly.
    May apply to my radeon drivers.

    Although at present it is working ok - I even play pillars of eternity, a semi graphic intensive game without problems.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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