Windows 10: How to remove unwanted driver which is waiting to be installed Solved

  1.    08 May 2018 #1

    How to remove unwanted driver which is waiting to be installed


    I discovered the the Intel HD 3000 driver which W10 was using did not work, so a found one that did. Today, I noticed that W10 had downloaded the bad driver and was waiting to install it again. I used the group policy editor to block driver updates, and the download driver did not install on restart. Now the bad driver download is still there, waiting to be installed, and I'd like to delete it from the download area even though it will never install.

    How to do that.

    Computer is Asus K73E, and OS is Win 10 Pro.
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  2.    10 May 2018 #2

    Apparently, W10 does this housekeeping automatically if you wait for the next update cycle. The unwanted but downloaded driver is gone and I still have the correct (older) driver.
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  3. Posts : 20,009
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       10 May 2018 #3

    To uninstall drivers you can use:

    device manager > uninstall drivers
    control panel > uninstall software which uninstalls drivers
    DDU (Display Driver Unistaller) > uninstalls graphic drivers
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  4.    11 May 2018 #4

    zbook said: View Post
    To uninstall drivers you can use:

    device manager > uninstall drivers
    control panel > uninstall software which uninstalls drivers
    DDU (Display Driver Unistaller) > uninstalls graphic drivers
    That was not my question. The question was how to delete a driver which was waiting to be installed, but not yet installed. It appears that Windows does this automatically if the driver in question has been blocked from being installed.
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1809
       11 May 2018 #5

    Atom1 said: View Post
    That was not my question. The question was how to delete a driver which was waiting to be installed, but not yet installed. It appears that Windows does this automatically if the driver in question has been blocked from being installed.
    Do you know the filename of the driver waiting to be installed?
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  6.    11 May 2018 #6

    DooGie said: View Post
    Do you know the filename of the driver waiting to be installed?
    It is the driver for Intel HD Graphics 3000. I was wrong about Windows removing the downloaded driver. It's still there but nothing is done with it since I've blocked any new driver installs by Windows. I'm not at home right now, so I can't give any specifics on the driver, but I can get them later if needed.
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  7. DooGie's Avatar
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1809
       11 May 2018 #7

    You need to find the name of the driver file then do a search for it then just delete it. It will probably be in Users/your name/downloads or temp.
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  8.    13 May 2018 #8

    I ultimately resolved this issue by downloading and running wushowhide.diagcab. This can block unwanted driver updates from showing (at least temporarily).
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