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    Remove Automatic Update Warnings?

    Last week-end, I installed an optional update (nvidia - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, ...), suggested by Windows Update. What a catastrophe! My system (Win7/32) almost immediately stalled every 10-15 seconds. I had to power off/on to restart the system ... with the same result.
    Fortunately, I managed to restore the system to a previous checkpoint and all was well again. Except that now the infamous 'update' appeared again in the suggested optional updates.
    Is there any possibility to delete that update from the suggested ones? (and only that one?)

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    If you are using Windows 7 or 8, just open Windows Update, highlight the suggested entry, right click and select "Hide Update".

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    rvWoody,

    It is generally accepted practice NOT to install device driver updates from Windows Update but rather from the device or computer manufactures site directly. Also, most of those here generally follow the practice "don't fix it if it ain't broken!" In other words with device drivers if the device is working properly (not giving you problems) don't change the driver. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    In the future, you can restore the previous driver by going to Device Manger in Safe Mode and then navigate to the device you want to roll the driver back to.
    Right click on it and select Properties.
    Then click on the driver tab and click on the Roll Back Driver button. No need to do a System Restore.

    Jerry

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    Thanks to all of you for your useful suggestions. For sure: if it ain't broke, don't fix it, but repeatedly being remembered of that update almost made me feel guilty. It won't (probably) happen again.

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