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    Are Win10 Driver Updates forced?

    Now that Win10 seems to be getting generally favorable comments from watchers, I'm looking to make the change. My big concern is the forced MS Updates, mostly driver updates.

    A good rule with drivers is "Do NOT change/upgrade unless you have a known reason". I've had too many new drivers break a program or device to go against that rule. If you do want to change to a newer driver, make a disk image first.

    If I move to Win10, it'll be Pro. However, the other people here have ~6 other PCs, which would all be Home candidates. My current 'understanding' is Pro users can put off updates for a month, but they're immediate for Home users.

    To what extent will our various PCs be vulnerable to forced driver updates, immediate or delayed?
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    Have a read of this SuperSite for Windows article - Prevent a Driver or Update From Being Installed from Windows Update - and/or this How-To Geek article - How to Uninstall and Block Updates and Drivers on Windows 10 - particularly the section Prevent a Driver or Update From Being Installed from Windows Update.

    I haven't tried this myself yet but it looks like blocking is definitely possible.

    Hope this helps...

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    Note: in the current insider build 14316 the "NO" option in the first linked article does not have any options. So, it is just Yes or No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Note: in the current insider build 14316 the "NO" option in the first linked article does not have any options. So, it is just Yes or No.

    Joe
    Version 1511 too. And "drivers" aren't mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    it looks like blocking is definitely possible
    Thanks Rick, those are reassuring. I like the little trick at the end of the How-To Geek article:

    If you want to temporarily prevent Windows from automatically downloading and installing any updates, you can do it without using the above tool to block updates. Just set your current Internet connection as “metered” and Windows won’t download updates
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