Windows 10: Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 61
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       09 May 2018 #150

    Wait, so, I'm on 1803 Home, and had them disabled with option 4, but it *still* just downloaded a freakin' touchpad driver over the one that works best. I just checked, and I hadn't disabled them with option 2, but I'm reading that option 2 doesn't even work anymore, so would that even matter? Why is 1803 still downloading drivers with option 4 set to disable? I also have driver updates disabled in Device installation settings. What gives?
    Last edited by mmortal03; 09 May 2018 at 00:27.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       09 May 2018 #151

    Hello mmortal03,

    You can still also do Option Two. It's just that Option One (same setting) is no longer available to set in Settings.

    I've found that when dealing with Windows Update, nothing is always 100%.
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  3.    6 Days Ago #152

    None of these methods work for me on Win 10 1607 LTSB 2016. I also have gpedit set to notify before download and/or install plus all the following registry/gpedit settings and STILL it downloads the drivers and attempts to ram them in by force. The actual install fails thanks to the block by hardware id part, but I get so sick of (re)downloading (and storing) a gig of Nvidia driver $#it every time it checks for updates.

    My guess is the Nvidia driver in question is marked as a "security update" and so all this tweaking/blocking/fixing is just going to be ignored.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    "SearchOrderConfig"=dword:00000000 ***note: tried dword:00000003 as well, didn't work
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata]
    "ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:00000001 ***note: gpedit creates this one, see below
    "ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:00000001 ***note: did not exist but created due to this tutorial, didn't work


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