Windows 10: how to get windows updates without driver updates? Solved


  1. Posts : 310
    windows 10 pro x64 1803
       30 May 2016 #1

    how to get windows updates without driver updates?


    Someone who does not have internet connection at home wants to bring me his hard drive from his desktop computer, so I can install a program on it.
    Assuming I can get it to boot on my hardware (I have had pretty good luck with that in the past), I don't want windows to update the drivers, because then he will get drivers for the wrong hardware.
    But it would be nice to get him the other windows updates.
    How to do it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    30 May 2016 #2

    shmu26 said: View Post
    Someone who does not have internet connection at home wants to bring me his hard drive from his desktop computer, so I can install a program on it.
    Assuming I can get it to boot on my hardware (I have had pretty good luck with that in the past), I don't want windows to update the drivers, because then he will get drivers for the wrong hardware.
    But it would be nice to get him the other windows updates.
    How to do it?
    Really, he needs to bring you the whole box. You will mess up the activation doing it that way.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 310
    windows 10 pro x64 1803
    Thread Starter
       30 May 2016 #3

    simrick said: View Post
    Really, he needs to bring you the whole box. You will mess up the activation doing it that way.
    good point.
    But when he puts it back in his box, won't Windows find the proper product key again?
    And what if I just forget about the whole idea of updates, and disconnect the internet? Will his windows installation mess up?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    30 May 2016 #4

    shmu26 said: View Post
    good point.
    But when he puts it back in his box, won't Windows find the proper product key again?
    And what if I just forget about the whole idea of updates, and disconnect the internet? Will his windows installation mess up?
    You're asking for activation trouble if you start swapping hard drives. I just went through this with someone else who had 2 identical machines, swapped HDDs and had activation troubles. Don't do it.

    EDIT: And, no, when he put the original HDD back in the original machine, the activation troubles did not go away.
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  5. Posts : 310
    windows 10 pro x64 1803
    Thread Starter
       30 May 2016 #5

    simrick said: View Post
    You're asking for activation trouble if you start swapping hard drives. I just went through this with someone else who had 2 identical machines, swapped HDDs and had activation troubles. Don't do it.

    EDIT: And, no, when he put the original HDD back in the original machine, the activation troubles did not go away.
    thanks for the heads up. You saved us mucho trouble.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    30 May 2016 #6

    shmu26 said: View Post
    thanks for the heads up. You saved us mucho trouble.
    No problem! Glad I saw your post before you tried it! :)
    Please go ahead and mark the thread as solved. Cheers!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    30 May 2016 #7

    I also would absolutely recommend he just bring the desktop CPU over. Connect it to your monitor, keyboard, mouse and internet and do it that way.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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