[Solved] Remove obsolete driver entries in windows update?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ShiningDog, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. ShiningDog

    ShiningDog MDL Addicted

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    hi i've a question.
    if i use onboard graphic and run the update then it shows driver (not installed it) for my onboard graphic,

    but if i insert graphic card then update still shows driver for my onboard graphic as well for my graphic card.

    and that shouldn't be the case and update only should show driver for current graphic (graphic card).
    (yes i've tested it, and if i use graphic card in w10 from start then it doesn't show drivers for my onboard graphic)

    in this scenario ques is, how to remove those obsolete driver entries in windows update?
    tags @abbodi1406
     
  2. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    hmm, if I delete everything in c:\windows\softwaredistribution then windows update history disappears for me :p
     
  3. ShiningDog

    ShiningDog MDL Addicted

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    thanks.. :) will test it.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  5. janos666

    janos666 MDL Novice

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    It depends on your BIOS/UEFI Setup settings.

    If you have the integrated GPU enabled manually (always on) or the Auto option decides to enable it (even in the presence of a discrete GPU) you or Windows Update should install the drivers for both (you can actually utilize the integrated GPU for something useful, like encoding high quality videos in the background while the discrete GPU is busy with a video game in the foreground, etc).

    If the integrated GPU is not present in the Device Manager (not even as "unknown device") then yes, Windows Update should stop trying to install drivers for it.
    I think I saw "stuck" driver updates when WU already started installing the driver but got interrupted by a shutdown and the device was removed/disabled before the next boot. I guess the easiest way is enabling the integrated GPU again, letting WU do it's thing and then disabling the integrated GPU again (not necessary though, it's usually fine to leave it enabled).
     
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  7. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    weird, it always works for me, gets rid of all driver entries that windows update might have downloaded......you might have to stop the windows update service though first and then reboot........after deleting everything in the folder then you can always reenable
     
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  9. ShiningDog

    ShiningDog MDL Addicted

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    Solved-

    in device manager i enabled hidden devices and uninstalled hidden "Microsoft basic display driver" and checked the update and now obsolete graphic driver entry is gone. :):Lighten: