How to Stop Windows Update from Installing Driver Updates

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Windows Update has the habit of pushing driver updates silently into your system. Sometimes, the drivers offered by Microsoft for your devices may cause problems. It’s always the best idea to only update the drivers directly from the device manufacturer’s site.

Sometimes, we may have to roll back the drivers auto-installed by Windows Update. For example, Realtek drivers pushed out by Windows Update caused problems for some users. So let’s see how to prevent Windows Update from automatically installing device drivers.Read more

Limit Windows Update Bandwidth for Background Downloads in Windows 10

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update introduces a new delivery optimization setting wherein you can throttle the Windows Update background downloads. Windows 10 by default dynamically optimizes the amount of bandwidth used to download (and upload) Windows and App updates. You can see the report on the Windows Update Activity Monitor page.Read more

Prevent WU from Restarting Your System During Work Time by Setting Active Hours and Custom Restart Time

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a setting where you can configure your device usage hours (“Active Hours”) so that Windows Update wouldn’t restart the system during your regular working hours. Here is how to set the Active Hours, and another optional setting “Custom Restart Time”.Read more