Windows 10: Turn off forced update of drivers through WU?


  1. Posts : 3
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Turn off forced update of drivers through WU?


    For me, one of the most annoying features of Windows 10 is the forced updates - unlike previous operating systems, you can't review the list of updates, and decide which ones you want to install. I've had driver updates through WU (Windows 7) screw up my machines before, and currently, I frequently (every week or two) get a touchpad update for a laptop I had running Insider Preview, which sets all the toughpad setting to defaults, including turning on tapping, which I hate (I then have to turn everything off again).

    I know there is a tool, a troubleshooter, which can be used to hide updates:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    but it's not a proactive thing, and it's not the same. Is there a policy, or something else in 10, that can be enabled, to restore the functionality? I don't want to block OS updates to fix vulnerabilities, I just don't want MS overwriting my drivers.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Jul 2015 at 12:47. Reason: updated link
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  2. Posts : 20,844
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello Sparkinstx, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you could use the recommended setting in the tutorial below to prevent updates from automatically installing.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 3
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       31 Jul 2015 #3

    Brink, thanks for that post. Will that allow me to select which updates to install, or merely allow me to decide whether to install anything (on nothing)?
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  4. Posts : 20,844
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       31 Jul 2015 #4

    It's just to let you decide to download and install all available updates.

    You would need to hide any updates that you didn't want to install first.
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