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Marc Thomas
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July 8, 2015 - 12:15 pm

We all know this is still at beta stage and the forcing of device driver updates on us may well change at the end of the month.
Here's a small opinion from a couple of Insiders.

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July 8, 2015 - 1:35 pm

I have read some of those Insider opinion and have even posted my own somewhere in that list. This not only pertains to Graphic drivers but also to printer drivers like my Cannon MX320, yes it works, but windows wants to install updated Cannon drivers that hasn't been updated to W10.
I run XP and W7 on this same PC and they both run just fine with the drivers I have installed.
Hint "MICROSOFT" let users install their own hardware drivers.

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July 13, 2015 - 11:40 am

I managed to roll back the AMD drivers from 15.2 to 14.1, only to find that Windows 10 has today reinstalled the 15.2 drivers without even a notification.
Now, this isn't a life threatening event, but illustrates the point about driver installation in W10.
Microsoft might argue that it's trying its best to keep us all up to date and the more cynical among us (myself included) might also argue that MS thinks that 'we don't need to know such details'.
Do we bother when our Android and Apple phones self update? Most of us neither care or realise when a cell phone gets updated unless we're rooted or Jailbroken.
However, a PC is not a device in the strict sense of the word; it's a machine made up of numerous devices which is why I, as a user and a technician need to know when and how my PC is updated, with the option to choose, yes or no.

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July 13, 2015 - 2:06 pm

I have finally uninstalled Firefox that was having issues with the updated NVidia graphics driver that Windows installed.

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July 14, 2015 - 10:36 am

dandl said

I have finally uninstalled Firefox that was having issues with the updated NVidia graphics driver that Windows installed.

I don't know what it was but uninstalling Firefox has really helped the stability of W10 TP Build 10162. The Edge browser will sometimes freeze but all in all it is working much better.

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July 29, 2015 - 7:08 am

I took Jim's advice and changed the device driver update settings as per:
https://davescomputertips.com/how-to-prevent-automatic-driver-updates-in-windows-10/
Yet the system still insists on updating the graphics driver:

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July 29, 2015 - 7:53 am

Marc Thomas said

I took Jim's advice and changed the device driver update settings as per:
https://davescomputertips.com/how-to-prevent-automatic-driver-updates-in-windows-10/
Yet the system still insists on updating the graphics driver:

Marc, look at the W10 Build 10240 topic. I had this same problem with my NVidia graphics driver. While the KB3073930 utility isn't perfect it did let me isolate the driver long enough to see what I had to do.
I will tell you that I have uninstalled W10 and have gone back to my dual boot with W7 and XP. The same NVidia driver that was being used in W10 is basically the same driver for W7. The graphics card runs just fine in W7 but was always crashing in W10.

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