Build 1607 kills ethernet with wrong driver, fixed but how to keep? Solved

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  1. Posts : 238
    Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10 x64 v1709
       15 Feb 2017 #11

    NikolaiDante said: View Post
    <snip>ComputerGeek, I found Original names oem3.inf and oem6.inf, but they both had the same driver Version number, same .sys filename, and still no mention of the 'later' Version number given in Device Manager. (I looked through every driver in the folder just to be sure it wasn't a completely different name.) But at least I was able to confirm different dates for the two choices, which don't match the dates in Device Manager but one pre-dates the date of the working driver in Device Manager while the other doesn't, so on that basis I used Driver Store Explorer to delete the later one. As I'm still online I assume that was the right choice, and Driver Store Explorer has a 'force deletion' option for drivers in use, and it didn't ask me to do this. And I have Drivers properly backed up now anyway.
    Not sure why the anomalies in your case but sounds like you did it all right have it under control.

    Re: 1607 upgrade. I also agree with all the points already covered in CaldonKen's advice.
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  2. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       16 Feb 2017 #12

    Guys, thanks to your advice I now have my ethernet device working, I know which is the correct driver, and I have a backup of it just in case. I don't think I need 1607, I'll just see how things go, and mark this 'solved' now. Thanks again, much appreciated.
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  3.    17 Feb 2017 #13

    Don't rollback the correct way to prevent WU from installing a buggy driver is to go to update driver browse my computer for driver select the one you want to use and ignore the warning message. Then reboot if asked.
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