I'll reluctantly accept automatic Windows updates, but having it mess with drivers is unacceptable. I'm sick of having to use the Configure Automatic Updates: Notify to download and notify to install setting + wushowhide tool just to prevent indiscriminate installation of drivers. So, I was exited to see the new "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates" gpedit setting.

However, "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates" doesn't even work properly. I installed windows and enabled the setting offline, rebooted, and waited for Windows to find updates. What do I see in the list? Intel IGP drivers. What is it with Microsoft and these useless broken settings? The Device Installation Settings Yes/No setting is the same. What is it even for, because it certainly doesn't reliably prevent drivers or manufacturer bloatware from being installed (like logitech download assistant). You still need SearchOrderConfig in the registry to prevent that instant on-connection bloat/driver installation, and then it inevitably shows up in Windows Update for a second try.

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