Windows update is repeatedly installing unwanted graphic drivers

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 64bit

    Windows update is repeatedly installing unwanted graphic drivers

    Hello lads,
    lately i have a big problems with windows 10 autoupdate. It is spontaneously pushing new graphic drivers for me. My laptop has its approved intel/nvidia graphic drivers from MSI manufacturer, but it has been 4rd time for 4 days windows install for nvidia. I m out of patience to reinstall drivers EVERY day after those crappy updates, which EVERY day completely ruins my laptop performance.
    I had windows uptades turned off (throught services.msc) until recently, when something has changed and now that stupid windows update is turning on as soon as I start system the next day and instantly reinstalls above mentioned driver with terrible performance.

    Is there something I can do to stop windows updates completely? Looks like stoppin winupdate service does not work anymore.
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  2. Posts : 35,522
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    This would stop all driver updates- not such a good idea.
    Turn On or Off Device Driver Automatic Installation in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    You don't want to disable all Windows updates in normal situations.
    Yes, if you research, you will find MS has made it harder to disable updates. There are ways posted.
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Hi, thanks for the quick answer.
    -I already ticked "no" in device installation settings the first day i realized windows reinstalled drivers. Did not worked for me for some reason.
    -Also in registry, there is already "0" in there, so it should not install any drivers.
    -Tried third method through that hide updates, but sadly, it says "there are no updates available for hide"...but of course when i start windows tomorrow, those crappy driver updates will miracleously appear again in my laptop.
    *im starting to hate windows 10

    edit: tried to disable device installation in Group policy editor, i will let know how It worked tomorrow
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  4. Posts : 35,522
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    If you have Pro, you have other options to control/limit updates in Group Policy, including setting them to be delayed and to notify before downloading. E.g.
    Windows update is repeatedly installing unwanted graphic drivers-1.jpg
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    Possibly useful notes on the hide updates tool towards the end: (see Wushowhide)
    How to block Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from installing | Computerworld
    Last edited by dalchina; 01 Jan 2018 at 05:42.
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  5. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter

    So, today evening I booted my notebook and what happened... windows f****ed my drivers .... again.
    Why it is still installing those driver updates even when i disabled update service, changed registry and used group policy?
    I want to decide what i want in my laptop, OS should not decide on this thing. I think it is ignoring registering aroung updates.
    Any suggestions what should I do to STOP that stupid updates completely? Or my only option is to roll back to win8.1?

    And I got BSOD as a surprise after few minutes due to crappy drivers very intelligent this... win10
    So again 30 min reinstalling both drivers.
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  6. Posts : 35,522
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Have you yet used the tool above to block the specific update?
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  7. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Yep, it find nothing. Just say "There are no updates available for hide" Tried after reinstalling old drivers and restart, but still find nothing. I think something has changed in windows update service. It did not started by itself before. This problem is new. Till now stopping update in services.msc was enough.
    Im trying "Windows update blocker" utility now, it has option to protect service settings. I hope I will find something which will help me regain control again
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  8. Posts : 31
    win 10 64bit Home

    I get this sometimes as well with nvidia drivers.This is what works for me

    1 Disconnect from internet

    2 Run Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components batch file as ADMIN
    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    3 connect to internet and run wushowhide and block drivers

    4 run windows update
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  9. Posts : 39,995
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    Earlier this year there was a problem with new Realtek drivers on Asus notebooks.
    To fix this problem the drivers were rolled back using device manager.
    This method worked for many of the BSOD.
    Sometimes we had to turn off Windows updates of non-Microsoft drivers.
    The menu settings have changed as Windows builds have changed.
    So far the information has not been found as to which Microsoft setting trumps the other.
    For example if you perform a rollback does it last until the next Windows update of non-Microsoft drivers or does it last indefinitely?
    Is there a method to alter which method trumps the other?
    So you can do it by trial and error.
    See if the rollback method alters the windows update of non-Microsoft drivers.
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  10. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition

    I had same problem with network adapter driver, 4 times update installed it, 4 times I had to roll it back and tell them it doesn't work properly..
    I guess they got the message, update hasn't tried installing it any more..
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