Windows 10: How do I stop nVidia from auto-downloading updates?

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  1. How do I stop nVidia from auto-downloading updates?


    I understand downloading updates helps patch up security holes, add features, etc.., but I don't have the greatest of internet connections because of where I live and how much money I earn. Lately, I see that geforce experience, or some other nVidia related file/program is downloading updates to my display drivers and Geforce Experience without my consent, and all attempts on what does this and how to stop this has been fruitless for me. I don't want to hit my data cap so early before the end of the month and deal with even slower internet, so I ask you tenforums

    is there some registry setting I can use, some file I can delete/modify to stop this and still have full use of what I already got, or is this this just permanent and stop resisting it?

    :)
     
    BrokenDaily, Mar 22, 2018
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  2. NadiaIy Win User

    How do I stop my NVIDIA driver from automatically updating without turning off windows updates?

    Just as the title states.

    My problem:

    The latest NVIDIA driver is not working well. Everything looks blurry so that there is eye-strain while reading on-screen text. I'd like to continue using the older driver which worked wonderfully. Whenever I roll back the driver, however, Windows 10
    automatically updates it to the latest blurry driver.

    What I'm asking for help with:

    I'd like to stop this one particular driver from updating. I'd like to have all other updates occur automatically.

    I am using Windows 10 Pro.

    Thank you for your time.
     
    NadiaIy, Mar 22, 2018
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  3. How do I stop my NVIDIA driver from automatically updating without turning off windows updates?

    Hi,


    Thank you for posting in Microsoft community. I understand the inconvenience caused and will certainly assist you with the issue.

    In Windows 10, your device is always kept up to date with the latest features and fixes. Updates and drivers are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed. In rare cases, a specific driver or update might temporarily
    cause issues with your device, and in this case you will need a way to prevent the problematic driver or update from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed.


    You cannot stop Automatic Windows updates on Windows 10 but you can block certain updates for any particular driver.

    I suggest you to refer the steps provided by Rohit Chettri on the below thread link to block update of a driver software.

    How to block automatic reinstall of a driver or update from Windows Update

    Hope this helps. Get back to us if you need further assistance.
     
    Swathi Ravichandran, Mar 22, 2018
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  4. Faith Win User

    How do I stop nVidia from auto-downloading updates?

    Best advice I would give you is to uninstall GeForce Experience and update the nvidia drivers maually through their website instead when needed. If that's not an option for you then there should be a setting in the GeForce experience app where you can uncheck "download drivers automatically". It should be fairly easy to find under your profile. As for stopping GeForce experience to update itself, you can't. There are a few reg edits you can perform but they are just temporary workarounds. GFE will always try to stay updated without permission.
     
    Faith, Mar 22, 2018
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  5. Plankton Win User
    Yep, totally agree....GeForce experience is unnecessary....just update manually. It's what I do.

    Curious; what brand is your Nvidia GPU?
     
    Plankton, Mar 22, 2018
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  6. DooGie Win User
    DooGie, Mar 22, 2018
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  7. AddRAM Win User
    Yep, just go into GE settings and un check automatically download driver updates, it`s that simple. This way you`ll just get an exclamation point on the icon in the taskbar, letting you know there`s a new driver available.

    But as suggested, just uninstall GE and you can check for nvidia updates once a month, just make sure you un check Geforce Experience if you install a new driver.

    Actually if all you need is the graphics driver and the PhysX driver, you can un check everything else during an install.
     
    AddRAM, Apr 5, 2018
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