Windows 10: How do I install an older graphics driver and stop future updates? Solved

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  1.    09 Aug 2015 #11

    WUShowhide is only with regards to Windows Update right? What if the driver is being autoreinstalled by Windows itself?

    I have this Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter (MacBook Pro 2011 w/ Boot Camp) whose driver I need to roll back to an earlier version for things to work properly, however Windows keeps reinstalling the newer version (when scanning for hardware changes, when rebooting etc.).

    I tried the method outlined at to no avail:

    1. Open File Explorer and go to This PC.
    2. Then click on System Properties
    3. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings group, click on Change settings.
    4. Click on the Hardware tab.
    5. Under the the Device Installation Settings group, click on Device Installation Settings
    6. Now click on No, Let me choose what to do, then select Never Install Drivers from Windows Update.
    7. Click on Save Settings, a system reboot is then necessary for the changes to take effect.

    From: Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #12

    You can stop Windows updating the driver by configuring policies as below:

    Run "gpedit.msc" --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Device Installation --> Device Installation Restrictions --> (Double Click) Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs or Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings --> Select "Enabled" and perform the necessary changes.
    Detailed procedure:
    p.s. To allow Windows to install/update drivers for this device again, perform the above and set it back to "Not Configured".

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