Friday, January 20, 2017

Windows 10; Registry settings to Turn On or Off Driver Updates

Driver updates from Microsoft for my Dell XPS15 L521x have been driving me nuts just when I get it working by uninstalling the latest DEll Touchpad driver update another DEll Touchpad driver update from Windows update installs. WEll I finaly found out how to stop the cycle  - disable friver updates al together, I'm happy to do that for a while I have the Intel driver update agent which covers most things.

Found this trick on WinAero

You can do the same thing with group policy if you have a version of Windows that supports that. See the TenForums link for details
To Turn On or Off Including Driver Updates in Windows Update 
Note   Note
The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings

ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off