You can use this procedure to prevent your client computers from searching Windows Update or a WSUS server for device drivers when one is not found locally.
This search takes place after the Device Path folder search.
If you conclude that your graphics drivers need to be updated, the following (general) steps should guide you through the process.
You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.
It's compatible with all versions of Windows and makes updating drivers simple.
Driver Booster can be scheduled to automatically find outdated drivers.
Use one, and you won't need to deal with Device Manager so much, nor will you need to go find the right driver from your hardware maker yourself.
Regardless of which camp you're in the fact is this is what Microsoft has decided is how it's going to be and we have to learn how to live with it, or get around it.
While we can't stop the update process from happening for the majority of updates, what we can do is stop it from updating drivers to versions that deviate from those that are working, stable and preferred by YOU to be there. Start by right clicking the start menu button and selecting Control panel, or navigate to control panel however you normally would do so.
You can get to the Control Panel quickly, by calling up the run box with the Win R shortcut and then typing "control" and hitting Enter. Once the System properties window opens, click on "Advanced system settings" on the left side of the window. Windows 10 should no longer "automatically" update your driver settings.
I like that Driver Booster creates a restore point before installing a driver in the event something goes wrong with the installation.
There's an option in the settings to install drivers in the background, which hides installation wizards and other popup messages.