Windows 10: Windows Update trying to downgrade Nvidia graphics driver

Discus and support Windows Update trying to downgrade Nvidia graphics driver in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I just got the latest Nvidia graphics driver update from Nvidia Geforce Experience 2 days ago. Immediately after I installed it, Windows Update... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MattMcD488, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Windows Update trying to downgrade Nvidia graphics driver


    I just got the latest Nvidia graphics driver update from Nvidia Geforce Experience 2 days ago. Immediately after I installed it, Windows Update "updated" said driver to a much older version from July... It also automatically installed the Nvidia Control Panel app from the MS Store (for the DCH driver, which doesn't work because I had the standard driver installed). After this, I couldn't open Nvidia Control Panel at all. I uninstalled the driver and reinstalled the standard driver from Nvidia's website and all seemed well (I could open Nvidia Control Panel again), but immediately afterward, Windows Update tried to install the older version again. I used the Show/Hide Updates Troubleshooter to hide the update but I've read that this will only last until MS pushes a newer version.

    Why is Windows Update trying to force a driver downgrade and how do I permanently stop this for future updates?

    :)
     
    MattMcD488, Sep 12, 2019
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  2. NVIDIA Graphics driver UPDATE and CRASHING issues? Try this...

    I have repeatedly attempted to update my Nvidia graphics drivers through the Nvidia Experience program that is designed to update the drivers. I have never had the program complete successfully once since I started using Windows 10 for the past several YEARS.

    I have complained repeatedly to the customer service line about this issue and now I see that the graphics driver is crashing every few seconds and "successfully" restarting to crash again. That looks like a failure to me.

    Might I suggest not calling the restart a success until it actually fails to crash for the first few seconds it resumes normal activity, and if it immediately crashes again, maybe the operating system should TELL MICROSOFT ABOUT IT> with the customer's permission
    to send a list of actively running programs and processes with the hardware description.

    I am TIRED of being lied to. If I have a standard user account using the administrator's ID to get permission to perform administrative tasks, it should work all the time; any time it does not work as expected because of a non-stated Microsoft Policy to
    protect it's own software, and requires all users to log in as the administrator, is a bit excessive and abuses the standard user with permission to run administrative actions.

    If you don't like compromising what you've set up as a standard user, I suggest you make an advanced user profile, and start making the install program from NVIDIA work on WINDOWS 10! THAT IS A BASIC EXPECTATION. (or are you being completely stupid about computer
    operating systems?)
     
    Sole Proprietor of Digital Streamlining Unlimited, Sep 12, 2019
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  3. Nvidia Driver update

    Hello,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.



    I request you to try the following steps:



    Uninstall and Reinstall the Graphics Card Drivers.

    Step 1: Uninstall the Graphics Card
    Drivers


    • Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard.

    • Click on “Device Manager” from that list.

    • Search for the Graphics Card
      from the device list, right click on it and then select “Uninstall”. On the un-installation window, if you have an option: “Delete the driver software for this device” you may select that and then remove the corrupted drivers
      from the computer.

    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it and then restart the computer if prompted.
    After the restart, please go ahead with the next steps to install the latest drivers and check if that resolves the issue.



    Update Driver Software from the Manufacturer’s website:



    Step 2: Go to the Computer or Graphics Card
    manufacturer’s website and search for the latest Windows 10 drivers available for the
    Graphics Card model and then install it by following the instructions given in the website.



    I hope this helps you. If you have any further query in future, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you.



    Thank you.
     
    Amit(Kumar), Sep 12, 2019
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  4. Ramzi. H Win User

    Windows Update trying to downgrade Nvidia graphics driver

    Nvidia driver doesn't detect the graphic hardware

    Did you notice that on Device Manager the Display adapter doesn't appear ?

    And I tried installing the latest driver from Nvidia site and it didn't detect any compatible graphic hardware
     
    Ramzi. H, Sep 12, 2019
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