Windows 10: stop windows 10 from downloading and installing device drivers using windows update

Discus and support stop windows 10 from downloading and installing device drivers using windows update in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; [ATTACH]i am running windows 10 home 1903. i have a discrete graphics card and an integrated graphics card in my laptop. both are malfunctioning due to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by g-naveen, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. g-naveen Win User

    stop windows 10 from downloading and installing device drivers using windows update


    stop windows 10 from downloading and installing device drivers using windows update c72b4cf7-8c7d-415b-b8c5-c4da3c750fc1?upload=true.png i am running windows 10 home 1903. i have a discrete graphics card and an integrated graphics card in my laptop. both are malfunctioning due to incompatibility with windows 10. so i have disabled both of them in the device-manager for the time-being till i take my laptop to a computer repair shop (i am out of station now temporarily.) enabling them causes the machine to get stuck during booting and produces a BSOD everytime. and i have no hopes that these 2 can be repaired back to normal state; or atleast not without spending a huge amount. now my problem is i want to stop windows update from downloading and installing device drivers for both my graphics cards; but windows keeps downloading and installing them and enabling my graphics cards again and again. i have tried the option as shown in the screenshot too, but it is not helping. i dont want to get stuck at BSODs during boot; i dont want to daily waste ~300 MB of limited-metered internet-data; i dont want to leave my OS unpatched by other updates. someone please give me a solution. is there any option in windows 10 to download the updates i select manually (like it was in windows 7)? why has M$ made things difficult for us?

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    g-naveen, Sep 11, 2019
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  2. RCoon Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    How to stop Windows 10 from automatically installing new and updated drivers constantly (particularly for GPU users with stable drivers)

    • Right click "My Computer"
    • Click "Properties"
    • Click on "Hardware" tab
    • Click "Device Installation Settings"
    • Tick the "No, let me choose what to do"
    • Tick "Never install driver software from Windows Update"
     
    RCoon, Sep 11, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    [Windows 10] hide/prohibit install of specific Windows Update

    I have never intentionally used windows to provide my device drivers (except for older printers without Vendor drivers for clients). I only manually update from the vendor websites. Will just have to make a list of things to disable/remove if I finally decide to load it up on a machine.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 11, 2019
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  4. R-T-B Win User

    stop windows 10 from downloading and installing device drivers using windows update

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    That doesn't stop windows update from grabbing them on next run, at least it didn't back in the RTM days. It simply stops a secondary process from installing them immediately.
     
    R-T-B, Sep 11, 2019
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