Windows 10: Workaround for automatic driver updates?

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  1.    03 Feb 2016 #1

    Workaround for automatic driver updates?


    Is there a way to stop Windows update from installing driver updates in Windows 10 HOME?

    Today I was working on some audio rendering on my laptop and the PC started freezing with multiple TDR errors - right in the middle of the job.
    Windows had updated my graphics driver and a restart was necessary to get back functionality. All was fine afterward, but I lost my work and had to redo it.

    This is INSANE!

    I had forgotten to disable Windows Update in Services, so OK - my fault. But still, how can this be a good idea?
    I'm checking here to see if anyone has come up with a third party solution yet.

    At the least I'd like to add my 2 cents to the list of people complaining to Microsoft about this. What is the most effective way to contact them?

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 29,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       03 Feb 2016 #2

    Hello TV2,

    If you like, you could use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to disable automatic updates by setting your internet connection to be metered.

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

  3.    03 Feb 2016 #3

    In addition to Brink's post you may want to look at this

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta..._minitool.html

    I cannot comment on how well it works since I have not tried it but did see it posted somewhere on this forum....
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Feb 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello TV2,

    If you like, you could use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to disable automatic updates by setting your internet connection to be metered.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
    I actually already use Method 5 from that tutorial Brink!
    But it does not help to stop updates from installing the next time you activate it, and there are important updates we don't want to miss.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    03 Feb 2016 #5

    WildOne said: View Post
    In addition to Brink's post you may want to look at this

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_minitool.html

    I cannot comment on how well it works since I have not tried it but did see it posted somewhere on this forum....
    That looks promising. I will check it out.

    I did find an interesting workaround offered by Microsoft (funny!). I am testing that now. I will post back if it works as I expect it to.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 29,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       03 Feb 2016 #6

    If you like, give OPTION FOUR a try instead. It'll disable automatic updates so you will be able to install them when you like, and give you a change to hide the ones you don't want to install.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    04 Feb 2016 #7

    There is a means to do so. From system properties, the window that lets you adjust the page file, in the hardware tab. Once I get onto a computer I can be more exact. However, there is an option for turning off automatic driver installation / updates.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Feb 2016 at 09:57. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    04 Feb 2016 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    If you like, give OPTION FOUR a try instead. It'll disable automatic updates so you will be able to install them when you like, and give you a change to hide the ones you don't want to install.
    I'll try it out, Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    04 Feb 2016 #9

    logicearth said: View Post
    There is a means to do so. From system properties, the window that lets you adjust the page file, in the hardware tab. Once I get onto a computer I can be more exact. However, there is an option for turning off automatic driver installation / updates.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks to you both!
    I have been doing that, but of course, there are some driver updates I wouldn't mind getting, others I do not want to change.

    Just looking for more user control of Windows 10. It's like owning a Mac sometimes.....
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    05 Feb 2016 #10

    logicearth said: View Post
    There is a means to do so. From system properties, the window that lets you adjust the page file, in the hardware tab. Once I get onto a computer I can be more exact. However, there is an option for turning off automatic driver installation / updates.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Does it stop Windows deciding to use its own drivers in preference to your own drivers?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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