Automatic driver updating

19-Jul-2017 11:38

Press Windows key R, enter gpedit.msc, and hit Enter.

In your Local Group Policy Editor, head to Computer Configuration Device Installation Restrictions.

Updates and drivers are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed.” –Microsoft Support If you’d like to keep your custom drivers or if you’re not keen on updating a running system, let us show you how to lock in your drivers.

Microsoft admits that “in rare cases, a specific driver or update might temporarily cause issues with your device.” To prevent the troublesome driver (or update) to reinstall automatically, Microsoft offers this solution. The best option is to roll back to the previous version.

Some users report that this is the only setting that worked for them.

The advantage of this method is that you can also disable updates for selected devices only.

It takes the responsibility of updates off your shoulders.Note that some manufacturers offer utilities to uninstall old drivers, ensuring a clean removal of all driver-related files from your computer.