On Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions only, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor to disable updates entirely.
In the System Properties window, switch to the Hardware tab and click Device Installation Settings.
I'm having some problems with my current wireless drivers and i wanted to try another version, but Windows 7 keeps installing the one it finds on it's own.
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.
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This is an unbeleivably bad fault of an otherwise great OS. I heard there is a way (a rather tricky way) to stop windows using all of its own drivers. I`ve used this procedure, but if I turn on my printer, windows still starts installing the driver.