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You can also copy-paste the following line into the address bar in Registry Editor, assuming you’ve updated to the Creators Update. If you don’t feel like diving into the registry yourself, we’ve created two downloadable registry hacks you can use.One enables this option, preventing Windows Update from automatically installing driver updates.And definitely back up the Registry (and your computer! To get started, open the Registry Editor by hitting Start and typing “regedit.” Press Enter to open Registry Editor and give it permission to make changes to your PC.In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar.Windows 10 automatically installs updates, including new versions of hardware drivers.But you can block Windows Update from installing driver updates, if you like.If your work computer is part of a domain, it’s also likely that it’s part of a domain group policy that will supersede the local group policy, anyway.To open the Group Policy Editor, press Windows R, type “gpedit.msc” into the Run dialog box that appears, and then press “Enter.” Navigate to the following path in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor window: Double-click the “Do not include drivers with Windows Updates” option in the right pane.
Standard warning: The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and misusing it can render your system unstable or even inoperable.The other disables this option, restoring the default behavior. Double-click the one you want to use, agree to add its data to your Registry, and then restart your PC.Disable Automatic Driver Updates Hacks These hacks just change the setting we covered above.Windows Update is sometimes underestimated as a cornerstone of your system’s integrity and security.Microsoft regularly delivers security patches, hotfixes, and software updates through Windows Update, and so if this service stops running or is turned off, then Windows can become vulnerable to bugs and security holes.