Windows 10: Can no longer stop the Realtek drivers from installing automatically.

Discus and support Can no longer stop the Realtek drivers from installing automatically. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Why can Microsoft understand I don't want to use these POS Realtek drivers. I use to disable driver updates from Windows 10 by going into Device... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by reddice, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. reddice Win User

    Can no longer stop the Realtek drivers from installing automatically.


    Why can Microsoft understand I don't want to use these POS Realtek drivers. I use to disable driver updates from Windows 10 by going into Device Installation settings and Never install drivers from Windows update but now since the last stupid update everytime the POS Realtek drives install automatically no matter how many times I roll back and remove them. I hate the Realtek drives because the audio is super loud and sounds terrible. I just want to use the Microsoft HD Audio Driver which sounds great and uses little resources but no Windows 10 decides that the POS Realtek driver is better. *Mad

    :)
     
    reddice, Aug 27, 2015
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  2. PJP57 Win User

    How to stop Realtek Audio drivers from installing on Windows 10?

    Had the same problem with the Realtek Audio drivers. Just uninstalling the drivers led to Windows 10 reinstalling them automatically during the next boot. Rather than permanently stopping all driver updates as suggested by some of the other comments, found
    that just this driver can be stopped from the Device Manager. Select the device with the problem driver, in my case Realtek HD Audio, go to the Driver tab then click on Roll Back Driver. This removes the problem driver replacing it with the standard windows
    driver. Windows 10 remembers this action and no longer tries to reinstall the driver.
     
    PJP57, Aug 27, 2015
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  3. How to stop Realtek Audio drivers from installing on Windows 10?

    Go and read this post on winbeta. It gives you the way to stop automatic driver installs.

    Windows 10 How To: blocking the automatic reinstall of a driver or update in Windows 10 | On MSFT
     
    Jmarco0921, Aug 27, 2015
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  4. reddice Win User

    Can no longer stop the Realtek drivers from installing automatically.

    Great not only does widows 10 keep installing this POS driver but now I have no sound after I reboot so that means that no matter how many times I uninstall this driver I it just reinstalls and I have no sound again after rebooting. I listen to music and video on my computer more than anything if freaking windows won't let me do that anymore I am going back to Windows 8.1 where I freaking have a choice of what audio driver I want.
     
    reddice, Aug 27, 2015
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  5. reddice Win User
    I fixed it for now. What a PITA it was. I had to redownload the Hide Windows Update tool and hide Realtek. The weird part is that this was hidden but since the latest update it unhide itself. I tell it to install drivers from Windows update instead of never it still installs that POS Realtek driver anyway.

    Microsoft better give us a freaking option to truly stop driver updates or I will be going back to Windows 8.1. I don't mind security updates I always installed them in previous versions of Windows but driver updates which were option I use to always hide and just update them from the manufacture except I never installed the Realtek drivers as they always gave me problems.

    This is the only thorn in Windows 10 I hate otherwise I love everything else about it.
     
    reddice, Aug 27, 2015
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    Brink, Aug 27, 2015
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  7. reddice Win User
    Thanks Brink. I did all of that. What happened was since the latest update the crappy Realtek audio driver unhide itself from hide update tool so I had to hide it again. I still however have to keep automatic driver installation in Windows 10 off to prevent that POS Realtek driver from installing even if I hide the update.
     
    reddice, Aug 27, 2015
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  8. monnier Win User

    Can no longer stop the Realtek drivers from installing automatically.

    Wouldn't disabling realtek in bios be a solution? Or does windows 10 still install drivers?
     
    monnier, Aug 28, 2015
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  9. monnier Win User
    Sorry for the double post. Don't know how to edit in Tapatalk

    After disabling it should be sufficient to hide the realtek updates and then re-enable the chip
     
    monnier, Aug 28, 2015
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  10. No, disabling in Bios...Windows 10 still erroneously see's it, runs it and installs drivers for it...though it >> IS << disabled in Bios.

    To prevent it from reinstalling on reboot you must hop through some hoops due to it being stuck in a loop =.=
    1: Hide update
    2: Disable Windows Update service in: services.msc
    3: Reboot and uninstall, reboot again
    4: reenable Windows Update service.

    After the hoops it wont want to reinstall after every reboot. What happens is the update gets placed in queue to install before you can hide it...long as it's in queue it is seen and installed no matter how many times you uninstall and hide. You must take it out of the loop before it stops.
     
    jandraelune, Apr 5, 2018
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