How to block drivers auto update in Windows 10

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.

How to hide or block Windows or driver updates in Windows 10

In Windows 10 Insider Preview, the Windows Update service is always turned on and it forces you to install new updates and drivers available for your computer. But this may not be what you want. For example, when a driver produces an issue and there is no way to opt out of installing it, it might cause a major problem for the user. You might be interested in blocking the driver or some update in Windows 10. Here is how it can be done.