Windows Update is useless! RRS feed

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  • Windows update on Windows 10 is soo crappy!

    I hate it so much.

    Basically you have no control more over Windows update

    When you click search for updates, windows will search for updates, download all updates and then install all updates it finds.

    You have no option to stop, cancel or pick the updates you want to install.

    Also, you can not see how big the updates are, so you have no idea how long it will take to install.

    Today I updated my Nvidia graphics card driver to a newer version (353.82), downloaded from Nvidias website.
    After the update, Windows update started downloading the an older version of the driver to downgrade. (353.62) 

    And again there is no option or setting to tell windows update not to force update/downgrade drivers automatically!

    • Changed type ZigZag3143x Monday, August 17, 2015 1:55 PM no question in sight
    • Edited by emusp Monday, August 17, 2015 1:56 PM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 1:54 PM

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  • You were told that would be the way it is and yet you still upgraded.  You could always buy an enterprise key so you had some control

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Monday, August 17, 2015 1:56 PM
  • I am on Windows 10 Enterprise. The settings are the same!

    I'm an IT Pro, working with deployment, not consumer.

    I'm just want to Microsoft to know. This is not made for Enterprise.

    • Edited by emusp Monday, August 17, 2015 2:02 PM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 1:58 PM
  • In "Advanced System Settings > Hardware > Device Installation Settings", you might be able to disable this?

    For this specific update, you can use kb3073930 to disable future installs of it.

    (Search for the KB, I can't link it due to lacking forum permissions)

    • Edited by koppi Monday, August 17, 2015 2:03 PM tool
    Monday, August 17, 2015 2:00 PM
  • That is a workaround.

    Windows Update should not downgrade your driver automatically.

    • Edited by emusp Monday, August 17, 2015 2:15 PM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 2:09 PM