Stop Driver Updates in Windows 10 Pro?

  1. Posts : 167
    Windows 10

    Stop Driver Updates in Windows 10 Pro?

    I am looking for a way to block auto driver update, as a buggy driver could cause boot up problem.

    Is this possible?
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  2. Posts : 219
    10 (Free upgrade)

    I'll bet that Microsoft has another look at this woeful and unpopular updating fiasco and return the onus of updates to the user.

    At the moment, Windows 10 Pro users can defer updates.

    Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options
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  3. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro

    You can use the Microsoft tool they made available to hide unwanted updates:

    How to temporarily prevent a Windows or driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10

    New updates will still get through, but you can always do a rollback on Windows Drivers and then block the one that is trying to get installed again by Windows Update.
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  4. Posts : 219
    10 (Free upgrade)

    You can use the Microsoft tool they made...
    Yep... if there's a convoluted and obscure way to fix a problem with Windows 10, then you can be sure that Microsoft will find it.

    What I want is a simple tool that gives me three options...

    1 - Update automatically and don't bother me about it.
    2 - Download updates BUT ask me if I want them or not!
    3 -
    Don't do any updates!

    Seems like a simple solution that will satisfy every user on the planet... so Microsoft won't be interested in that! :)

    You could, of course, DO THIS!
    (Thank you, bulldows95)
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  5. Posts : 17,364
    Windows 11 Pro

    teachermark said:
    You could, of course, DO THIS!
    (Thank you, bulldows95)
    as a short cut type systempropertiesadvanced in search and run the top result.
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  6. Posts : 167
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    A way is available here:

    Right click Start >>> Control Panel >>> System >>> System protection >>> Hardware >>> Device Installation Settings:

    Check No, let me choose what to do

    Check Never install driver software from Windows Update

    Uncheck Automatically get the device app and info provided by the device manufacturer.
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  7. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home

    jtjt00 said:
    A way is available here: ...
    Unfortunately MS made it a little more complicated.

    Solved Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10 - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums
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  8. Posts : 1,098
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1

    For us Pro and enterprise user we can use Group Policy Editor to control the downloading and installing. I haven't seen anything in gpedit to hide a particular update?

    Windows 10 Pro users also have another option, and that’s to use the Group Policy Editor (this isn’t available in Windows 10 Home, but is included in the Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions). Hit Windows + R and type 'gpedit.msc' into the Run box. Hit enter. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
    Double-click on 'Configure automatic updates'. In the window that options, select 'Enabled'. Use the drop down box below to change the setting from 'Auto download and notify for install' to 'Notify for download and notify for install'. Apply and OK the change.
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