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Old 03-11-2017, 09:51 PM   #5
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Re: Windows 10

Tidbit #3: Disable Windows auto-driver updates

I have trouble installing my graphics card OEM driver and keeping it. Windows will eventually auto-update to the latest NV graphics driver and it does it with default settings so I get all the garbage I don't want like audio, 3D Vision, and GeForce Experience. I also have a unique monitor driver (unsigned) and run a custom display profile at 67Hz. All this goes back to default generic monitor after the driver install.

Anyway, with the current version of Win10 1607 (Anniversary Update) there is a way to disable driver updates (still testing if it works). Go to System/Advanced system settings/Hardware/Device Installation Settings

"Do you want to automatically download manufacturers' apps and custom icons available for your devices?" Select No.

It ticks me off when Windows installs a big driver behind my back like NV graphics driver and I see GeForce Experience icon in my system tray.
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