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Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:01 am

Did you go daft again by the latest Micro$haft Update that ruined your drivers?
Stop that irritating hassle once and for all!
https://www.howtogeek.com/263851/how-to ... c-drivers/

Please note: this ONLY applies to users of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise version
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#2 Post by dr_st » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:38 am

I'd rather just prevent it from updating ANY drivers, but this method may be useful if you have a particular thing that requires one specific driver version to function / function properly. Good find. :thumbs-UP:
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Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

#3 Post by Dragunov » Fri May 24, 2019 9:11 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:01 am
Did you go daft again by the latest Micro$haft Update that ruined your drivers?
Stop that irritating hassle once and for all!
https://www.howtogeek.com/263851/how-to ... c-drivers/

Please note: this ONLY applies to users of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise version
I completely shut OFF WinX Updates through the registry, until *I* decide I want to update. This way, I don't have to worry about ANY updates borking ANYthing on my one, WinX machine.

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#4 Post by skx » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:06 pm

Dragunov wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:11 pm
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:01 am
Did you go daft again by the latest Micro$haft Update that ruined your drivers?
Stop that irritating hassle once and for all!
https://www.howtogeek.com/263851/how-to ... c-drivers/

Please note: this ONLY applies to users of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise version
I completely shut OFF WinX Updates through the registry, until *I* decide I want to update. This way, I don't have to worry about ANY updates borking ANYthing on my one, WinX machine.
Your solution doesnt change anything. They day you reactivate windows update all pending updates get auto installed. Windows 10, you take it with all its flaws or you move to Linux. All other workarounds are just postponing evil but you will never escape from the evil!
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Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

#5 Post by dr_st » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:49 am

skx wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:06 pm
They day you reactivate windows update all pending updates get auto installed.
Not if you change the policy to "auto download and notify for install". Nothing will get auto-installed this way, however - the ability to selectively control which updates to install is still severely limited (I believe impossible with the default UI, only with additional tools).
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Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

#6 Post by skx » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 pm

dr_st wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:49 am
skx wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:06 pm
They day you reactivate windows update all pending updates get auto installed.
Not if you change the policy to "auto download and notify for install". Nothing will get auto-installed this way, however - the ability to selectively control which updates to install is still severely limited (I believe impossible with the default UI, only with additional tools).
exactly, that's my point, there is no longer possibility to select/deselect certain updates so his solution doesnt solve anything. either you do not update and are vulnerable to whatever new security exploits or you auto update whatever new updates is available including malicious microsoft features. for people who want to control their machines, W10 is the best selling argument for Linux :mrgreen:
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Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

#7 Post by farmall » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:11 pm

You can install Windows (or anything else) as you prefer in a VM then take a clean snapshot to which you can always revert. The safest way to run Windows is on a Linux host. Virtualbox is easy to get started with and you may never need anything more advanced. Virtual machines can be left disconnected from the network and files exchanged via shared folders if malware is a concern.

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#8 Post by dr_st » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:23 am

VMs are great for many things, but not if you want raw graphical performance or direct access to hardware (device passthrough to VM is supported sometimes but not always).

Running in a VM permanently disconnected from the wide web might be too much of a hindrance for daily work, and if you connect your VM to the internet, you are just as exposed to malware as on a physical OS. Granted, it won't affect stuff outside the VM, but that makes no difference if all you do on the host is run that the VM. It does make the process of restoring from a snapshot easier, though.
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Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

#9 Post by skx » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:42 am

dr_st wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:23 am
VMs are great for many things, but not if you want raw graphical performance or direct access to hardware (device passthrough to VM is supported sometimes but not always).

Running in a VM permanently disconnected from the wide web might be too much of a hindrance for daily work, and if you connect your VM to the internet, you are just as exposed to malware as on a physical OS. Granted, it won't affect stuff outside the VM, but that makes no difference if all you do on the host is run that the VM. It does make the process of restoring from a snapshot easier, though.
within your VM, sure, you are exposed but it is still sandboxed and won't touch your main Linux OS
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Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

#10 Post by dr_st » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:51 am

skx wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:42 am
within your VM, sure, you are exposed but it is still sandboxed and won't touch your main Linux OS
Looks like you didn't really read all of my previous post.

Your claim is true, of course, but unless you actually use the main Linux OS for something, it has no practical value.

Many people who run Windows only run Windows, and have no use for Linux. Suggesting that running their Windows (which has all their work and personal data) as a VM inside a Linux host somehow makes them safer is bogus.
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Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

#11 Post by Dragunov » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:35 pm

skx wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:06 pm
Dragunov wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:11 pm
I completely shut OFF WinX Updates through the registry, until *I* decide I want to update. This way, I don't have to worry about ANY updates borking ANYthing on my one, WinX machine.
Your solution doesnt change anything. They day you reactivate windows update all pending updates get auto installed. Windows 10, you take it with all its flaws or you move to Linux. All other workarounds are just postponing evil but you will never escape from the evil!
Not true my friend.

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