Note that some manufacturers offer utilities to uninstall old drivers, ensuring a clean removal of all driver-related files from your computer.If you need to manually remove the driver, right-click the Start button, select Device Manager, right-click the affected device, and select Uninstall.Updates and drivers are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed.” –Microsoft Support If you’d like to keep your custom drivers or if you’re not keen on updating a running system, let us show you how to lock in your drivers.Microsoft admits that “in rare cases, a specific driver or update might temporarily cause issues with your device.” To prevent the troublesome driver (or update) to reinstall automatically, Microsoft offers this solution. The best option is to roll back to the previous version.He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology.
On Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions only, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor to disable updates entirely. The new Windows Update“In Windows 10, your device is always kept up to date with the latest features and fixes. And you won’t ever be safe from broken or incompatible updates.In the following dialog, check the box Delete the driver software for this device and confirm with OK. Next, you need to block future updates for this driver.To prevent this driver from being reinstalled the next time Windows Update runs, you can use the Show or Hide Updates Troubleshooter (direct download), which we have introduced previously.