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  1.    24 Aug 2016 #1
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    It's Such a shame


    It's same that Microsoft has adopted a policy of downloading drivers and apps that a lot of users don't need or wont.
    I've had to do all sorts of fixes to stop MS taking over my PC with what they think I need, like their insistence on installing Realtek audio drivers when all they do is blue screen my PC. Even disabling device installation setting does nothing.

    While I'm happy with the overall performance of 10, we are all stuck with whatever MS decides to throw as us. I personally think that George Orwell's 1984 as arrived abet later than predicted. An OS should be a platform for running programs not for the crap MS is projecting with Apps unless you are 10 years of age.
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  2.    24 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    My experience is the exact opposite of yours.
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  3.    24 Aug 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    My experience is the exact opposite of yours.
    That my well be, but, for me I find MS to be over zealous in their approach to one size fits all.
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  4.    24 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    You do still have options in controlling drivers. See the Tutorial section and search it.

    And for the MS offering see here:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
    more here:
    5 Ways to Temporarily Turn Off Windows Update in Windows 10
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  5.    24 Aug 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Your Windows 10 PC gets the latest updates automatically. In rare cases, a driver or update might cause issues with your PC. To keep the update from reinstalling automatically, download this troubleshooter. It will let you hide the problematic updates.
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  6.    24 Aug 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Your Windows 10 PC gets the latest updates automatically. In rare cases, a driver or update might cause issues with your PC. To keep the update from reinstalling automatically, download this troubleshooter. It will let you hide the problematic updates.
    Careful- there are different versions for build 1511 and 1607 (see the MS link in my post)
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  7.    24 Aug 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Your Windows 10 PC gets the latest updates automatically. In rare cases, a driver or update might cause issues with your PC. To keep the update from reinstalling automatically, download this troubleshooter. It will let you hide the problematic updates.
    Tried the hide updates, didn't work. Stopped the install of Realtek by changing the permission of the Realtek folder to exclude system, then deleted the Realtek HD folder reinstalled MS audo, no problems so fare.

    I can understand why MS persists in trying to stuff drivers down but we really need an OS which has the option to stop unwanted installs.
    The average joe doesn't know or understand what is being sent to their PC, all I'm saying is that I don't wont MS to control MY PC.
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  8.    24 Aug 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1yak View Post
    The average joe doesn't know
    That's exactly WHY Microsoft tries to download missing drivers. It's a really simple concept. Who are the vast majority of computer users....ones who don't know how to update drivers, or ones who build their own computers?

    For most people who do know how, this feature isn't bothersome at all. Saves me time when I'm building a computer or reinstalling an OS for someone who doesn't. If you understand the industry, you understand why Microsoft does what it does.

    If you don't want the drivers, the download the proper ones and install them yourself. Windows 10 won't see a need to do so for you.
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  9.    24 Aug 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1yak View Post
    Tried the hide updates, didn't work. Stopped the install of Realtek by changing the permission of the Realtek folder to exclude system, then deleted the Realtek HD folder reinstalled MS audo, no problems so fare.
    MS introduced possibility to disable driver updates as well as rollback the particular driver for good, until the new one.

    1. Disable downloading drivers via WU (the best option for my mom, do not fix, what is not broken).
    2. Check for drivers via WUMT, you can then download or hide them right there.
    (note that, if you enable checking for drivers there, it is the same like in #1, so you need to un-check it afterwards)
    3. Rollback the driver, if it proves to be problematic.


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  10.    24 Aug 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    That's exactly WHY Microsoft tries to download missing drivers. It's a really simple concept. Who are the vast majority of computer users....ones who don't know how to update drivers, or ones who build their own computers?

    For most people who do know how, this feature isn't bothersome at all. Saves me time when I'm building a computer or reinstalling an OS for someone who doesn't. If you understand the industry, you understand why Microsoft does what it does.

    If you don't want the drivers, the download the proper ones and install them yourself. Windows 10 won't see a need to do so for you.
    I understand what you are saying but for those of us that require control over our own machines it would be nice if MS gave us a choice on what we wanted to download, as in previous OS's. I have no problem with people who want all the bell's and whistles, I just want to have a choice.
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