In Windows 10, Windows Update forces not only system updates but also driver updates. Even if you install a third party driver which you downloaded offline, it overrides that and installs the driver from Windows Update. This may not be what you want. Often, the hardware OEM provided driver is better and the Windows Update driver produces an issue. Here is how to prevent Windows 10 from automatically reinstalling the driver it finds on Windows Update.
Yesterday, I wrote a tutorial how to disable driver signature requirement in Windows 10. The mentioned solution is not permanent as the driver signature enforcement will be restored after reboot. In this article, we will see how to disable the driver signature enforcement permanently in Windows 10.
If you are a driver developer or if any of your Windows drivers are not signed, you might need to disable the driver signature requirement in Windows 10. Another example is if you need to flash an Android phone or install some old or specific hardware drivers, you need to bypass this requirement as well. But Windows 10 won't allow you to install those unsigned drivers. Here is what you should do in such a case.