You can also do it this way if you have Windows Pro or Enterprise, but just feel more comfortable working in the Registry as opposed to Group Policy Editor.(If you have Pro or Enterprise, though, we recommend using the Group Policy Editor, as described later in this article.) This should prevent Windows 10 Home from installing driver updates, but Microsoft could change this behavior at any time and ignore this setting on Windows 10 Home.Early versions of the Creators Update included an easy graphical option to change this setting on Windows 10 Professional, but Microsoft decided to remove it.Note that your hardware drivers may still be updated by Windows Update in some situations.This will help if Windows insists on installing a broken driver.However, Windows Update will try to automatically install the next version of the driver update when it’s available, even if you block a specific driver update.Windows 10 also allows you to prevent Windows from installing new drivers for a specific hardware device.This will prevent you from manually installing a driver update for a device, too, so you’ll have to disable the policy first if you ever do want to install an update.
But you can block Windows Update from installing driver updates, if you like.It’s a pretty powerful tool, so if you’ve never used it before, it’s worth taking some time to learn what it can do.Also, if you’re on a company network, do everyone a favor and check with your admin first.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.