Windows 10: Why has Windows 10 Updated my NVidia GPU Driver?


  1. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       31 Jul 2016 #1

    Why has Windows 10 Updated my NVidia GPU Driver?


    I've disabled W10 from updating device drivers - see the screenshot.
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    NVidia contol panel and updates are disabled yet today W10 installed a new GPU driver. I'm mystified why the driver was updated when updates should be disabled.
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  2. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       31 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello Steve,

    If you checked "GeForce Experience" when you installed your NVIDIA drivers, that could automatically update your video driver if not disabled in your NVIDIA settings.

    The "Device installation settings" will no longer always stop driver updates being available in Windows Update. The newer policy below may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
    Thread Starter
       31 Jul 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Steve,

    If you checked "GeForce Experience" when you installed your NVIDIA drivers, that could automatically update your video driver if not disabled in your NVIDIA settings.

    The "Device installation settings" will no longer always stop driver updates being available in Windows Update. The newer policy below may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks. Your post 12 in the above tutorial mentions I need to wait for the Anniversary Update after 2nd August so I'll try your recommended fix after then.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       31 Jul 2016 #4

    You're welcome. I hope it does the trick for you.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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