In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar. This is in fact the beauty of Windows 10. If you select No, you'll be warned that your devices might not work as expected. Using one of the values in the next step should be sufficient. Double-click on the policy to open its properties. Would you like to answer one of these instead? If you have build 1151 or later, the option to do that is no longer present so you only have a choice between automatic updating or no updating. Microsoft Weekly Newsletter Be your company's Microsoft insider with the help of these Windows and Office tutorials and our experts' analyses of Microsoft's enterprise products.
Right-click the Start button, select Device Manager, right-click the respective device, select Properties, switch to the Driver tab, and click the Roll Back Driver button. Give a name to new key SearchOrderConfig. Windows 10, however, will force updates onto you. That supposed to work as you pointed out in another thread and many others. There's also the option for some clunky, collateral-damage-inducing solutions I will describe as follows. One can block Windows Update from updating one particular device. To undo all changes, delete the created key or change its value to 1.
This setting can be disabled due to several reasons. Many users don't know what Registry is, and can be dangerous if not done correctly. Most drivers are broken on release or certain versions wont work well. You can check this for more information. Do you think you will you use the Device Installation Settings feature to change your device driver update setting? In the future, you can run this troubleshooter again and unhide the updates when you want to install them. We now need to use either Group Policy or Registry to disable automatic driver updates in Windows 10. .
Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs all updates. Too often the 10 upgrade or clean install will simply grab the first available but not the actual working driver sets. Another scenario where this option can come in handy is when the latest driver update is causing problems, in which case, you can roll back the old driver, and clear this new option in Settings to prevent Windows 10 from re-downloading the update. Explore more about: , , ,. Figure B This context menu provides fast access to a host of useful features. But, of course, if you want to update driver for this device again, repeat the steps below and remove the restriction before installation. So I must also set registry key.
There used to be an option for that, but its been taken out since the creators update. Once you see Devices And Printers, right-click on your computer icon in the Devices And Printers window. However this only enables you to hide a driver update; you have to uninstall it manually. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded. The best option is to roll back to the previous version. This includes all updates including Windows device drivers. Note that if it works, this setting disables all your driver updates.
If you are an advanced user who is constantly tweaking your system, chances are you'll want to disable it. Different people report different luck with this option. Step 4: Select Windows Update key on the left side. But we suggest you to nip it in the bud thereby absolutely stopping automatic driver updates in Windows 10. How to disable automatic drivers update for a specific device? I fortunately made backup and can recover. However, generally i want to decide when to install software not related to windows.
This article is about disabling automatic driver updates from Windows Update. Using Windows Settings Open control panel from start menu search. I also checked my Win10 Pro registry. Keep in mind that stopping the automatic driver software updates in Windows 10 update will stop all drivers being scanned can updated by any future Windows update. To find device drivers manually you have to remember to check device manufacturer's Web site often to look for them and then you have to manually download and install them.
You can then update driver for the device. It is always recommended to backup your Registry before making changes to the registry. You can disable specific driver updates via the Group Policy. There is no simple solution to this problem and there is no option for users to disable it. Starting with , there's a new policy included that you can use to enable or disable to include drivers with Windows updates. We can only hope Microsoft will change this automatic forced update feature to not include drivers at some point, but I wouldn't bet the house on it.
Now, on the right side, look for Do not include drivers with Windows Update policy. While I happen to disagree with this policy, many think it's a good idea. When no 10 drivers are to be found that is the closest alternative to use. You've essentially taken that control out of my hands. In the Windows Insider Preview, there was also a link here for uninstalling the latest build. Standard warning: The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and misusing it can render your system unstable or even inoperable.
Figure A Accessing Devices And Printers from Search is quick and easy. Microsoft should bring back the hide updates option for third party driver updates at least. Also, every time there is a major Windows update I must change all this manually again. However, this will also prevent Windows Update from installing new drivers for a device. First of all, you need to determine the identifier of the device for which you want to disable the automatic driver updates. To undo the changes, you just need to delete all created keys and folders.