I love how when I uninstall a driver/device in XP, on reboot it pops up asking me what to do.Vista and 7 on the other hand, take it upon themselves to reinstall Microsoft drivers on reboot no matter what I...When you’re done, move on to blocking the automatic driver update, which will inevitably be initiated during the next Windows Update cycle.Should the roll back option not be available, a workaround is to uninstall the driver and replace it with your preferred version. And you won’t ever be safe from broken or incompatible updates. It has advantages, like improved security, but it can also go wrong. At the same time, mandatory updates make life more difficult for those who like to tweak their system."Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
when i try to update it, it says that it already installed the most suitable driver. Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.If you need to manually remove the driver, right-click the Start button, select Device Manager, right-click the affected device, and select Uninstall.In the following dialog, check the box Delete the driver software for this device and confirm with OK. Next, you need to block future updates for this driver.You will be asked whether “you want to automatically download manufacturers’ apps and custom icons available for your devices.” Select No and Save Changes.Note that if it works, this setting disables all your driver updates.To prevent this driver from being reinstalled the next time Windows Update runs, you can use the Show or Hide Updates Troubleshooter (direct download), which we have introduced previously.Briefly, download and run the troubleshooter from Microsoft, on the first screen click Next, then select Hide updates, check the driver/s you would like to hide, click Next again, and you’re done. Select Show hidden updates from the troubleshooter, check the update/s you want to unhide, and click Next.On Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions only, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor to disable updates entirely.Some users report that this is the only setting that worked for them.ost of the crashes happens because of a bad drivers.Unfortunately most of the time these bad drivers are coming from Windows Update. So when we troubleshoot BSOD it's best to disable automatic driver installation so we can make sure we are downloading the best driver from manufacturer's website.