I don't think that driver updates are necessarily causing problems with buggy windows updates. It wouldn't be hard to temporarily block driver updates. I'm about 95% sure this can be done with one registry key edit. Whatever it is, it would have to work immediately and work as a toggle without a reboot to work. Do a clean install of 1809+ (not tested on earlier versions) while disconnected from the net. Run sledgehammer to first screen and close it so updates are off. Connect to internet, run sledgehammer, hide driver updates and watch them install anyway. But after drivers are installed, you can hide drivers again and the script works as intended, or at least what I've found in early testing.