Windows 10: Windows Update trying to install drivers for old hardware that was removed from computer

Discus and support Windows Update trying to install drivers for old hardware that was removed from computer in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I simply don't understand why this happens, I replaced an RX580 with an RTX 2060, all good, uninstalled the AMD drivers of the RX580 and installed the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by VREAUHASH, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. VREAUHASH Win User

    Windows Update trying to install drivers for old hardware that was removed from computer


    I simply don't understand why this happens, I replaced an RX580 with an RTX 2060, all good, uninstalled the AMD drivers of the RX580 and installed the new nVidia ones, still after 2 days I found out not 1 but 2 drivers downloaded by windows update for the AMD RX580???. I deleted them from DriverRepository and now they are back a few days later, and I am also prompted to update to a new version of them.

    I've searched and the solution is to hide the updates, but I need to understand also why this happens, if the component is no longer in the PC, why windows update provides updates for it?

    :)
     
    VREAUHASH, Apr 22, 2020
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  2. Windows 7 wont install drivers

    +1

    If you having an issue installing a driver that worked before you formatted or wont install on a fresh build, sometimes this means hardware damage
     
    brandonwh64, Apr 22, 2020
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  3. Windows 7 wont install drivers

    i dont think anyone here understands what your asking either when its nearly a 90% english dominated Tech forum.
    Step 1
    reinstall windows from scratch
    Step 2
    install all drivers from the cd that came with the god damn motherboard *common sense*
    Step 3
    update windows
    Step 4
    install misc etc crap like flash java etc etc
    Step 5
    Install GPU drivers
    Step 6
    go back to using your pc without issue.
     
    crazyeyesreaper, Apr 22, 2020
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  4. psyko12 Win User

    Windows Update trying to install drivers for old hardware that was removed from computer

    Installing nv drivers.. Gfx drivers

    Allright, Thanks! Gonna reboot now and try and see if that annoyance shows up, although I don't have install drivers when I connect device set on windows update on hardware properties, it STILL insists on installing its own! Lmao... Brb gonna try out your suggestion! Thnx man
     
    psyko12, Apr 22, 2020
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