Stop win10 from automatically updating drivers

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Stop win10 from automatically updating drivers

Postby bruce » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:07 pm

Once you've installed the drivers from NVidia, Win10 may undo that process, killing FAH.
How to stop windows10 from-automatically updating device drivers
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Re: Stop win10 from automatically updating drivers

Postby heikosch » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:16 pm

Excellent advice, Windows 10 updates destroyed my nVidia Driver installation several times.

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Re: Stop win10 from automatically updating drivers

Postby bruce » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:37 am

Actually, I just experienced the reverse situation. I installed the drivers recommended by NVidia .... 372.90 WHQL drivers on Win10-64 with a GTX960+GK740. I encountered nothing but trouble. Clean reinstall... more troubles. Finally I told WIndows to delete the drivers and reboot -- to let Microsoft install whatever they're distributing. Got 353.54 and it's working fine.
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Re: Stop win10 from automatically updating drivers

Postby bollix47 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:14 pm

FWIW

Another option for avoiding GPU driver updates:

http://superuser.com/questions/964475/h ... ics-driver

Around half way down the page.

Windows 10 Home users can disable it by creating a 32Bit DWORD called ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate (and under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate if you use a 64Bit Windows 10) and set the value ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate to 1.

I've used this method on a couple of my computers and, although it hasn't been implemented much more than a week, there have been some cumulative updates and the GPU drivers did not update but they would have without the above mod.

YMMV
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