Still no way to prevent WU from updating drivers automatically?

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  1. slackeritguy

    slackeritguy MDL Member

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    Title pretty much says it all.

    I've seen a couple of posts suggesting solutions, but none of them seem to work for most users.

    So, is there a way? thanks!.
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #2 lobo11, Aug 21, 2016
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    Windows update Mini Tool in my sig or Quick Links in my Sig on how to install

    When you check for updates, just hide drivers you do not want, they stay hidden until you bring them out of retirement:D
     
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  3. slackeritguy

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    So what are you suggesting? to simply use WUMT instead of WU? or is there a setting in WUMT that disables automatic driver updates for 14393?
     
  4. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #4 lobo11, Aug 21, 2016
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    Leave WU alone, use WUMT, hide drivers you do not want, click on Shewolfs OP in my sig for better explanation. :D

    You put WUMT in notification mode, it notifies you with sound when you have updates to download, hide drivers you do not want installed.
     
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    slackeritguy MDL Member

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    #5 slackeritguy, Aug 21, 2016
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    But WU will still check/download new updates as soon as Windows has a chance, or is there a setting inside WUMT that disables automatic updates altogether?

    I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around the logistics of using WUMT.

    If it needs WU to be enabled, then WU will still download updates automatically as soon as it has a chance.
     
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  7. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    GpEdit
    Computer -->Windows Components\Windows Update
    Do not include drivers with Windows Updates
     
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    Is that policy new in 14393? Because I can't find it in 10586.

    Either way, I've seen several users report that all these WU policies have done nothing for them.

    Did this work for you?
     
  10. KNARZ

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    Yes, new since 1607. - But haven't tested.
     
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  11. Leporello

    Leporello MDL Novice

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    You can get it from Device Manager and the Driver Information of the concerned device.

    In the meantime (after the last upgrade) even the rollback function seems to prevent the NEW update of a rolled back driver.

    Anyway, both ways work perfectly for me in the case of an unwanted keyboard driver for my old notebook. I prefer always the easiest way and not all these very complicated utilities using developer kits etc etc.

    And I don't like to block the updates and driver updates generally. Just the desired ones.
     
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    draken MDL Junior Member

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    Does not work, even on Enterprise. :mad:
     
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  14. WinFree

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    Can you disable it with Enterprise LTSB in "System Properties" under "Hardware" section? Or do you have to do it in GPE?
     
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    #16 dobbelina, Aug 21, 2016
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    That policy only exist in Win 10 Pro v1607, not in v1511.

    However, and what a f***ing gibberish!, this policy does stop all drivers from updating:
    (In both versions)

    Computer configuration=>Administrative Templates=>System=>Device installation=>Device Installation Restrictions=>Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings

    Which says:
    Simple uhhh :aglerks:

    So, if you don't configure anything else under this branch, except enabling this policy, all driver
    updates are disabled.

    In v1607 they added the Option under the "Windows updates" policies as:
    "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates", as probably nobody could figure out what I just did above.

    Soon you gonna need a laywer to edit these settings :D
     
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    #17 as9j0das90d, Aug 21, 2016
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    hello
    this works
    delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UpdateHandlers\Driver
    please give feedback


    powershell code to do that ( requires admin elevated powershell )
    Code:
    $ErrorActionPreference = "Inquire"
    
    #name of hklm subkey
    $name = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UpdateHandlers\Driver"
    
    #get SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
    $definition = @"
    using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
    public class NtDll {
        [DllImport("ntdll.dll")]
        public static extern int RtlAdjustPrivilege(ulong Privilege, bool Enable, bool CurrentThread, ref bool Enabled);
    }
    "@
    Add-Type $definition
    [NtDll]::RtlAdjustPrivilege(9, 1, 0, [ref]0)
    
    
    #open key
    $key = [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::LocalMachine.OpenSubKey($name, "ReadWriteSubTree", "TakeOwnership")
    
    
    #change ownership
    $owner = [System.Security.AccessControl.RegistrySecurity]::new()
    $owner.SetOwner([System.Security.Principal.NTAccount]"Administrators")
    $key.SetAccessControl($owner)
    
    
    #change access rules
    $rule = [System.Security.AccessControl.RegistrySecurity]::new()
    $rule.SetAccessRule([System.Security.AccessControl.RegistryAccessRule]::new("Administrators", "Full", 0, 0, 0))
    $key.SetAccessControl($rule)
    
    
    #delete key
    [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::LocalMachine.DeleteSubKey($name)
     
  18. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Doesn't winaero tweaker already have an option to stop driver updates thru WU for 1607 Pro and up?
     
  19. KNARZ

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    Indeed I guess the Driverhandler would work. In some testing I broke the whole Windows Update and the Handlers were one component of that.
    But normaly the Handler should be controlled by GP but if you all say that it won't work... :/
     
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  20. Leporello

    Leporello MDL Novice

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    It works in that way I said ..... Reading helps a lot of!