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User Info: -5xad0w-

-5xad0w-
3 weeks ago#11
The only time I've had Win 10 download Nvidia drivers is after a fresh install. Including even if I had already installed the current drivers. It would download drivers from a few versions back regardless.

After that though I can just download and install drivers with no issue. It never tries to download anything else.
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User Info: Born Lucky

Born Lucky
3 weeks ago#12
Hmm . . . Windows 10 doesn't update my nvidia drivers.

I always have to do that myself.
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User Info: rx54

rx54
3 weeks ago#13
DDU edits a registry setting that should do it if you click its button, you can google to see exactly what it edits
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User Info: Voxwik

Voxwik
3 weeks ago#14
It's extremely annoying. Ark runs invisibly in the background with the music playing with no taskbar icon or window with the latest nVidia drivers on my machine. Its automatic upgrade to the fall creators build was also foiled due to nVidia driver problems.

That said, Windows has not (yet) tried to screw it up again. I'm not sure whether MS or nVidia is to blame for the situation.

User Info: Lilrosco

Lilrosco
3 weeks ago#15
Born Lucky posted...
Hmm . . . Windows 10 doesn't update my nvidia drivers.
I always have to do that myself.


I think it only updates if your driver version number is less than what is expected for the current windows build version. I am guessing build 1703 wants '388.13'.
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User Info: Lilrosco

Lilrosco
3 weeks ago#16
rx54 posted...
DDU edits a registry setting that should do it if you click its button, you can google to see exactly what it edits


Oooooo right that is true, if it happens again I'll look into that.
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User Info: Lilrosco

Lilrosco
3 weeks ago#17
Marikhen posted...
Lilrosco posted...
I'll report back here if I end up back on square one.


You'll be back to square one in about 30 days based on my experiences, if you don't disable driver or all updates first. You pretty much have to forgo things like system updates, plug and play component driver updates, and so on if you don't want to fight tooth and nail with Windows to keep older drivers around...


Darn, fingers crossed it doesn't happen after the 30 day mark.
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2DJunky
3 weeks ago#19
I've been using a "custom/stripped" Win10-x64 with necessary updates already pre-installed and unnecessary stuff cut out (did the same thing with Win7 and 8.1 for years too!) Every time I install a fresh Windows be that my Laptop or Desktop...the first thing I do is permanently disable Windows Updates and Windows Defender Services (like I have need for that useless trash polluting my PC and taking up disk space). All the necessary drivers/redists I install manually. And doing this way I never had/have a problem, I don't get those people who rely on Microsoft and their auto updates BS etc...(Hell I haven't even used any Antivirus for years now also another topic of useless crap).
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User Info: Elephant Rider

Elephant Rider
3 weeks ago#20
Marikhen posted...
Elephant Rider posted...
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3073930/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-driver-update-from-reinstalling-in-window

If you download the "Show or Hide Updates" troubleshooter package, you can select updates and make Windows not show them. It works for quite a few different drivers that you probably don't want Windows to auto update. Been using it since day one.


Down side to that is that it doesn't work proactively. You can only use it after the initial installation. :-/

Well, either that or the software randomly breaks and starts refusing to do its job as evidenced by its not working to hide an incoming driver update.


Yeah it really is not proactive. But after you set it once, it won't tell you about those updates again. Surprisingly I've never had it break. Also I used a registry edit in Group Policy to set it to not to automatically update. It just tells me when they're available, so it never downloads any updates until I tell it to. When I see something like that pop up, I go and hide it and it never shows it to me again. Apparently the group policy edit is only available in Windows 10 Pro though.
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