There is a new Windows Update option surfaced in the new Windows 10 built 14328 released to the Windows Insider that makes to possible to stop Windows 10 from updating your drivers. By default, drivers are included in the Windows Updates and are installed through the update process. It’s a setting through Group Policy. Therefore, it’s only available on the editions that support Group Policy.
Open Group Policy Editor by either searching Group Policy at the Start menu or launching gpedit.msc from the Run dialog box.
Then navigator to
Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Windows Update
and double-click the setting “Do not include drivers with Windows Updates” to Enable it.
Since every Group Policy settings is a registry key or value in Registry, you can accomplish the same through Registry Editor as well. You may try this if you don’t have a Windows 10 edition that supports Group Policy.
Open Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:
then create a new 32-bit DWORD value called ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate and set the value to 1.
Either restart your computer or run
gpupdate /force from a command prompt, and you are all set.
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Last updated: 05/03/2016