Option to manually select or hide updates on Windows 10 build 10074?

I just finished installing Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10074 a few days ago and Windows Update automatically installed an update to my graphics card.

The problem is, Windows Update installed THE WRONG GRAPHICS CARD DRIVER for my device. The new driver made it impossible for me to switch to my AMD graphics card (I'm using AMD switchable graphics).

You might say that the driver isn't compatible with Windows 10 or something like that, but in reality, THE OLD DRIVER IS ACTUALLY COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 BUILD 10074. The problem is that, every time I reinstall the old driver, Windows Update reinstalls the new, but incompatible, driver to my device.

I was aware of this graphics driver update back in Windows 8.1, and I always hid it from Windows Update. Now that Windows Update has now moved to the new Settings app, I was shocked to see that there wasn't any option to manually check or hide updates.

Left: My original graphics card driver provided by HP. My graphics card model is a Radeon HD 6470M.

Right: Windows Update installed a graphics driver update for Radeon HD 7400M.

Windows Update installed THE WRONG DRIVER.

I would like to see Microsoft add an option to manually check or hide several updates in the Windows Update part in the new Settings app, so that users would avoid the problem of having Windows Update install the wrong driver for their device.

If there's a way I could hide this update or stop Windows Update from installing the wrong graphics card driver, I would like to know it.

Note:

ALL of my other hardware and drivers WORKS PERFECTLY FINE. The microphone, display brightness changer, camera, sound, and even the fingerprint reader WORK JUST FINE.

The only problem here is that Windows Update keeps on installing the wrong driver for my graphics card, and I want the option to uncheck it or hide it or stop it from installing.

 

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Last updated May 24, 2019 Views 5,497 Applies to:
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Hi Lance,

Thank you for replying.

I am sorry for the inconvenience.

I suggest you to try the steps mentioned below. Before we proceed for troubleshooting I would like to inform you that after doing the steps all the all the drivers updates via Windows updates will get stopped. You will not be able to install any Windows update for your devices.

Follow the steps.

  1. Press “Windows + X” keys.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Advanced system settings.
  4. In system properties click on Hardware.
  5. Click on device installation settings.
  6. Under device installation settings choose the option “No let me choose what to do”.
  7. Choose the second option “Never install driver software from Windows update”.
  8. Click on save changes.

I would like to inform you that there is no other option to hide updates.

Hope this information helps you. Please provide us the feedback using the feedback app in your Windows 10 Technical Preview PC. We will be happy to assist you further.

 

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