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  1. Posts : 61
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       09 May 2018 #150

    Wait, so, I'm on 1803 Home, and had them disabled with option 4, but it *still* just downloaded a freakin' touchpad driver over the one that works best. I just checked, and I hadn't disabled them with option 2, but I'm reading that option 2 doesn't even work anymore, so would that even matter? Why is 1803 still downloading drivers with option 4 set to disable? I also have driver updates disabled in Device installation settings. What gives?
    Last edited by mmortal03; 09 May 2018 at 00:27.
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  2. Posts : 30,106
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
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       09 May 2018 #151

    Hello mmortal03,

    You can still also do Option Two. It's just that Option One (same setting) is no longer available to set in Settings.

    I've found that when dealing with Windows Update, nothing is always 100%.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #152

    None of these methods work for me on Win 10 1607 LTSB 2016. I also have gpedit set to notify before download and/or install plus all the following registry/gpedit settings and STILL it downloads the drivers and attempts to ram them in by force. The actual install fails thanks to the block by hardware id part, but I get so sick of (re)downloading (and storing) a gig of Nvidia driver $#it every time it checks for updates.

    My guess is the Nvidia driver in question is marked as a "security update" and so all this tweaking/blocking/fixing is just going to be ignored.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    "SearchOrderConfig"=dword:00000000 ***note: tried dword:00000003 as well, didn't work
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata]
    "ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:00000001 ***note: gpedit creates this one, see below
    "ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:00000001 ***note: did not exist but created due to this tutorial, didn't work


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    Last edited by Quexos; 1 Week Ago at 14:25.
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  4.    21 Hours Ago #153

    Hello! Same here I tried all 4 options.. (Windows 10 build 1803 with AMD Radeon R7 M260). My last resort is reverting back to previous drivers in Device Management, if Windows allows
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  5. Posts : 3,233
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       21 Hours Ago #154

    Unfortunately, MS has lost it again and since 1803, it is no longer possible.

    The only option is to disable WinUpdates altogether and install them manually.

    Like with Win Update Stop by NoVirusThanks or Windows Update Blocker v1.1
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  6.    20 Hours Ago #155

    Thanks! How can I disable only specific updates though?
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  7. Posts : 30,106
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
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       20 Hours Ago #156

    lhimo said: View Post
    Thanks! How can I disable only specific updates though?
    Hello lhimo,

    You could use the method in the tutorial below to hide available updates you don't want to install.

    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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