The 362.00 drivers are still available. I also have a copy saved locally.
I've tried many driver versions >362.00. Every single one gave me serious problems. The one installed by the AU was the worst though, since in addition to distortion and nasty speaker popping sounds, it frequently made my entire display go dark for several seconds at a time.
I always use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU). I did so last night after my rant, and I'm now back on 362.00 and everything is fine.
Speaking of DDU, when I used it last night, it indicated that it had disabled WU driver installation. I don't know what it actually did or why it had to do anything, though, since I did have "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates" enabled via GP already.
I used to apply .REG files via a GP shutdown script (or maybe I used reg.exe; I can't remember), to make sure that my changes remained intact. I can see that I need to do so again. I'm guessing it's best not to use a .REG file but to use reg.exe with the ADD parameter, and schedule it via Task Scheduler. There goes several more hours of my life...
The group policy mentioned does not exist in Windows 10, ver 1511 build 10586.589 (latest non-anniversary).
Actually there were several changes once 10 got past the 14316 and 328 build onward from there which included the Bash support as well as changes starting to be seen with the Start menu in preparation for the Redstone 1 anniversary preview as well as WU general release. The RS1 fortunately on 3 of 4 laptops as well as three desktops(the main, second remote pc, and a sibling's pc) have all seen working results without the need to disable the WU at all.
The 4th older 7 upgraded to 10 laptop however might end up needing a separate video adapter in order to get the display working there however in order to update that from the TH2 that went on shortly before the display quit suddenly without warning. If that one gets fixed it would be interesting to see if that would run into update issues while it seems most are NVidia/8.1 related. The onboard for that was AMD. Years back it was AMD/ATI Catalyst problems which has recently been passed along to the competition it would seem as far as 10 goes.
Nothing working (W10 Pro x64 1607) ...and whats more even GPO settings are partially ignored... at least for Display Drivers (nVidia). Only Realtek Audio drivers not showing up anymore.
Well anyone can test this... First completely uninstall Your display drivers with "Display Driver Uninstaller" (tested with version 18.104.22.168) (classic uninstall is not enought), clear cache in SoftwareDistribution and after restart run WU again... In every case nVidia Display Drivers are downloaded and waiting for install.
I installed the AU then ran DDU and installed Nvidia drivers 362.00. Not sure if WU has downloaded Nvidia drivers, but they haven't been installed. If they have been downloaded, it's not showing in the WU GUI.
yes, they waiting for manual or automatic install (in free hours)... but they will be installed after you get somewhere else from PC :D
So there is NO way how to prevent download/install all drivers.
It's been several weeks, and it's showing nothing is waiting for install. And I'm still on 362.00. So it would appear our experiences diverge.