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Windows 10 Graphics Card Issues

Frank Lynn

Disabling Driver Updates from the Group Policy Editor

If you find that the graphics driver continues to update automatically after following the above instructions, a more robust method of disabling driver updates with the Group Policy Editor can be used.  It is recommended that you check with your IT department before making this change to the Group Policy Editor.  

  1. Press the Windows Start Menu button and type "Control Panel"
  2. Search in the Control Panel for "Group Policy", and select the option to "Edit Group Policy"
  3. Go to Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Update
  4. Select "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates", set to "Enabled"

Select OK and exit the Group Policy Editor.  Roll back the graphics driver again with the above instructions, and it should no longer automatically update.

 

Disabling Specific Automatic Windows Updates

  1. Press the Windows Start Menu button and type "Control Panel"
  2. Click on "System," followed by "Advanced system settings" on the left side of the window
  3. Click on the "Hardware" tab and "Device Installation Settings" button 
  4. For the option titled "Do you want to automatically download manufacturers' apps and custom icons available for your devices?", click the radio button for "No(your device might not work as expected)".

Rolling Back The Graphics Driver

  1. Press the Windows Start Menu button and type "Device Manager"
  2. Expand the "Display Adapters" header, right-click the Nvidia adapter and select "Properties"
  3. Within the "Driver" tab, click the "Roll Back Driver" button to return to the previous driver.
  4. If the "roll back" option is not available, for Geforce cards, download the latest driver at http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx . For quadro graphics cards, please visit http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/videocardtesting.html to download the appropriate graphics driver. 

 

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