1.    02 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 55
    Win 10 Professional x64

    Windows Update has become a nusiance KB3194496


    A week ago mine through automatic WU installed Windows 10 version 1607.
    Soon after on my desktop sound failed.
    I have Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme music card. In the device manager the driver detail was showing as 6.0.1.1373 of 03/06/2009.
    I uninstalled that and updated to 6.0.230.4 of 28/02/2004 and sound started to work.

    This morning (2nd Oct 2016) the Automatic WU presented my desktop with a cumulative update for Windows 10 V1607 for x64 based system -KB3194496.
    As soon as the update was complete my Creative sound system failed. The driver details this time remained as the one I updated a week ago.
    I have to uninstall this driver and restarted the desktop computer. On restarting device manager opened and installed something to effect "installing auxiliary ports". Soon after sound works...
    I am mystified as in the past 9 years no automatic WU ever mess up the sound system and in a week twice with automatic essential WUs I am having problem with sound, though I am up and running without loss of the sound through some work around.
    I wonder if the same problem will happen with the next WU!! Paranoid I am now...

    I wonder if any other have similar issues/experience?
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  2.    02 Oct 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,758
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Yes, it is actually getting pretty common. Windows Updates are becoming less and less reliable.
    Consider yourself lucky, WU installed a bad driver and I got a black screen and could not boot.
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  3.    02 Oct 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 55
    Win 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Yes, it is actually getting pretty common. Windows Updates are becoming less and less reliable.
    Consider yourself lucky, WU installed a bad driver and I got a black screen and could not boot.
    Is anyway to prevent from WU being installed?
    If that is possible, Would it be a save option do so even to stop installing the ones presented as "Essential"?
    What is your views?
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  4.    02 Oct 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,758
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    I have disabled Windows update and driver updates via WU. I use Driver Easy Free to check for drivers.

    Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    I am subscribed to email alerts about new updates

    Technical Security Notifications from Microsoft

    Once I receive an email alert, I check this forum and watch for a few days, if the update causes problems.
    If it is OK, I use Windows Update MiniTool to check for updates and then I hide or install them.



    Afterwards I use WC.bat to perform a cleanup to make sure, that the next update will work.
    Windows Update has become a nusiance KB3194496 Attached Files
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