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  1.    09 Jun 2015 #1
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    How do I install an older graphics driver and stop future updates?


    I use Intel HD Graphics 4000 that came with my i5 3570. My main online game is an old golf sim, Links 2003. I am able to play the game quite well in Win 7 with the 2012 video driver version, but all the more current versions have problems with that game. This is easily solved in Windows 7..... I simply don't install any new drivers. When I installed Win 10 (on a separate partition), the most current video drivers were installed. The OS will not allow me to install the older drivers. If I uninstall the newer drivers first, a reboot is required after which the same newer drivers get installed again. Please tell me how to get the older drivers (that work with my game) installed and keep the OS from updating them in the future without my consent.
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  2.    10 Jun 2015 #2
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    Please tell us how to choose what updates we want installed


    I run older games that only run well using the graphics drivers of a few years ago. I do not want Win 10 installing updated graphics drivers. How do I accomplish that?
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  3.    10 Jun 2015 #3
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    edit - ups sorry, wrong one! gimme sec

    edit2 - this might help? Disable Windows Update in Windows 10 - 4sysops
    check the group policy part instead of the windows update section
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  4.    10 Jun 2015 #4
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    go into device manager and disable the current video driver (do not reboot, yet)

    try to install the old video driver (if will install)

    Reboot

    upon reboot windows will most likely re-use the newer driver

    go into device manager and "Roll Back" the video driver > that will usually do the trick

    you can also block windows update - from updating drivers automatically
    via System > advanced system setting > hardware TAB > device installation settings > No, let me choose and never
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  5.    24 Jun 2015 #5
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    Older driver installed after allowing it to overwrite files from the disabled newer driver. After rebooted, Win 10 kept the older driver and I can now play Links 2003.....Yay! I disabled future device driver updates per your instructions. Thanks, Kyhi
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  6.    28 Jun 2015 #6
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    Last night did an update. Despite having followed the instructions to not install new drivers, the update process installed new video and audio drivers. Now I can't play Links 2003 any more without rolling back the driver. But what's worse, Windows 10 is broken! The settings screen cannot be made to go away, even by ending task with Task Manager. With it up, nothing else works. Cannot even bring up the Menu to do a proper shutdown. This OS is nowhere near ready for public consumption.

    N.B. After doing a cold reboot and undoing the ineffectual choice to not update device drivers, the locked-up Settings page problem has gone away.
    Last edited by craigwf; 28 Jun 2015 at 17:38.
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  7.    29 Jun 2015 #7
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    you can also block windows update - from updating drivers automatically
    You choose to update..
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  8.    29 Jun 2015 #8
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    Come on, Kyhi, stop teasing me! We're talking about Windows 10 here, not one of the prior OS's where you could choose from a list of possible updates which ones you want to download and install. If there is a way to choose in Windows 10, please tell us because I haven't found it.
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  9.    06 Aug 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwf View Post
    Come on, Kyhi, stop teasing me! We're talking about Windows 10 here, not one of the prior OS's where you could choose from a list of possible updates which ones you want to download and install. If there is a way to choose in Windows 10, please tell us because I haven't found it.

    Microsoft released a utility that allows you to disable certain driver updates from downloading/installing. Here's a link:
    WUShowhide utility (on microsoft.com)
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  10.    06 Aug 2015 #10
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