Windows 10: Is there a way to exclude only 1 particular driver in updates? Solved

  1.    11 Oct 2015 #1

    Is there a way to exclude only 1 particular driver in updates?

    I determined the high resource usage when idle (laptop) was caused by the Synaptic Touchpad drivers. Upon uninstall, Win10 will immediately start downloading and installing the driver. I disabled automatic driver updates.

    However, I would like to keep automatic driver updates for everything except the Synaptic Touchpad drivers. Is there a way?
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  2.    11 Oct 2015 #2

    Hi, this should help you- you'll need to read and use it carefully.
    Preventing a certain Windows Update from installing on Windows 10 | In Absentia
    and it is focused on this topic:
    "Hide the “Synaptics driver update” by issuing the following command:"
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       11 Oct 2015 #3

    Hello mrpumpkin, :)

    If you like, you could use the "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter from Microsoft to make it easy to hide the update.
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  4.    11 Oct 2015 #4

    I went with the later MS solution and it seems to be working. Why this is not natively a part of Win10, but I can mess around with services, registry, powershell and cmd prompt.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       11 Oct 2015 #5

    Great news. :)

    This was stripped out of Windows 10 since Microsoft wanted automatic updating to have all updates always installed by default and not be able to stop it. This was decided to make PCs more secure since users were just not keeping their PCs updated and letting the become infected and be zombies.
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  6.    11 Oct 2015 #6

    Thx for the help.

    It just seems counter intuitive. I can find the buried ability to disable driver updates, so I have to disable all updates. I do not sense the casual user, the ones being protected, would be there in the 1st place. All or nothing seems a strange approach.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       11 Oct 2015 #7

    I agree. I prefer to have the option.
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