1.    2 Weeks Ago #1
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    Microsoft Keep Installing An AMD Driver Over My GPU.


    Why does Microsoft do this? It's guaranteed without fail at some point that Windows Update will download and install what it thinks is the best suitable Driver over the top of my chosen Driver that I downloaded from AMDs website along with the Radeon Relive software. This in turn can disable the Radeon Relive control panel where all your fan settings are e.t.c.

    Somebody on the AMD official forum said that you can't delete the Driver that MS downloads and to simply re-install my own one. However, Windows Update will know what I've done and begin the process all over again within the next day or two.

    The only way to stop it is to totally disable WU and BITS in 'Services'. But of course, I'll miss out on all the other security updates. Cumulative updates are no problem because those can be done manually by downloading from the catalogue.

    What do you guys do? Does this happen to Nvidia owners too?
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3
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    Thank you for the links.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4
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    I discovered that reverting back to your previous driver (using that exact option) and when it asks why, you choose the part that says it doesn't work on your system or something similar... that causes WU to "blacklist" the driver and it's never installed again. I did that when I went for a fresh install on CU, I could install my drivers from AMDand I have never been bugged with that ever again.

    Worths a try...
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    Don't let windows automatically install drivers.
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post

    I discovered that reverting back to your previous driver (using that exact option) and when it asks why, you choose the part that says it doesn't work on your system or something similar... that causes WU to "blacklist" the driver and it's never installed again. I did that when I went for a fresh install on CU, I could install my drivers from AMDand I have never been bugged with that ever again.
    Worths a try...
    But surely that is only a temporary solution until MS download a newer WHQL Driver?
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7
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    My general understanding is that MS keeps or accesses a database of which drivers to deliver in particular circumstances.

    If there is an error in that database, that might account for what you are seeing.

    Another approach might be to find a way of blocking that particular program, either by a whitelisting tool or perhaps a firewall (Zone Alarm used to be able to do that years ago I seem to recall), or you could perhaps craft a suitable script using e.g. Autohotkey.
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8
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    This might do the trick to block future updates:
    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...owhide.diagcab

    Run it before WU and hide the driver, vuala!
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #9
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    That's covered by the tutorial in #2 - thanks anyway.
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