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Topic # 183968 4-Nov-2015 21:39
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I did a fresh Windows 10 install because I didn't want some of the pre-installed software. One of the advantages is that you get to install the Intel video drivers instead of the OEM drivers - which are never updated.

Last month Windows decided to "help me" and installed OEM drivers - version 10.18.15... So today I unplug the laptop from the Internet, uninstall the drivers and install the Intel reference - again. Reboot and the laptop is now on 20.19.15. That's what I want.

Suddenly the screen flashes, and I immediately go to check the drivers - and it's back to 10.18.15.

For goodness sake. Isn't a way for this damn system to do what *I* want?






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  Reply # 1421225 4-Nov-2015 21:47
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Yep frustrating




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  Reply # 1421226 4-Nov-2015 21:49
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i know what you mean

my network printer keeps disappearing after a couple of weeks and i have to keep reinstalling it, and onenote seems to always make it self the default printer.

 
 
 
 


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I had the same issue with a Dell Touchpad driver on my laptop.

Newest version is compatible but doesn't support the second set of buttons and trackpoint.

Each time I downgraded it upgrades again on its own, Eventually I found a different version that worked and must not have had any newer ones in its update path because It stopped trying to update.




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  Reply # 1421358 5-Nov-2015 08:12
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There is a Microsoft utility out there that will block (hide) updates. I'll see if I can find the link later if no one else beats me to it.




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  Reply # 1421361 5-Nov-2015 08:13
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I found a policy to block these. Changed, deleted driver and installed the reference one. Let's see how it goes.





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It feels like more and more, you get less and less control - and choice, from your windows experience. Is this the opposite of what I want from Windows.


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  Reply # 1422002 5-Nov-2015 22:04
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There is a general move, supported from what I can tell by the gpu vendors in this case, to windows update providing the driver updates too... I'm not sure if this is the only way, but I read that NVidia and AMD wanted to keep drivers up to date in Windows 10 using this method...



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  Reply # 1422021 5-Nov-2015 22:31
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I don't mind the driver coming from the Windows Update servers. But don't force me a driver that is at least 12 months behind the one that I had installed before.






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  Reply # 1422039 5-Nov-2015 22:49
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Out of curiosity - what happen when you used the old driver? Any actual issues?





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  Reply # 1424865 10-Nov-2015 23:17
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try O&O Shutup 10 one of it's setting deals with windows updating drivers 

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freitasm: ROFL. Oh are you serious? Let me laugh harder.

Ok, enough of the silliness.


Ok, I'll accept a Mac as well.




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  Reply # 1424950 11-Nov-2015 08:28
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pdath: Real IT people use Linux ...


You mean....

play with Linux ( Long time Ubuntu user)

Use and curse Macs

Battle Windows

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