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Windows 7: Strange behavior with driver update settings

09 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Strange behavior with driver update settings

So I have a weird behavior and I cannot find what the cause would be. I have several computers and I am getting an optional update whereas I think I should not be getting based on my settings.

Computer A - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - GTX260 - no update
Computer B - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - GTX780Ti - optional update
Computer C - Windows 7 Home 64-bit - GTX430 - optional update
Computer D - Windows 7 Home 64-bit - GTX430 - optional update
Computer E - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - GTX675M - no update

The update is to the Nvidia drivers where I do not update to current via the Windows update nor do I update to the current via the Nvidia website since the latest drivers are causing issues.

My understanding is that in order for Windows 7 not to look for driver updates you need to go to:
Start > Devices and Printers > right click on your computer, select Device installation settings and then set the following;
* No, let me choose what to do
* bubble in Never install driver software from Windows Update

All the above systems are setup this way. So I am not sure why some systems are showing up as an optional update while others are not. I know that the Nvidia drivers are not current.

So am I missing some other setting that is causing this?

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10 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

Hi Air,

uh I do not know if this is a permanent fix but you could go into Windows Update and right click the update and select "Hide this update", note there will be the UAC shield next to the option so be prepared with the Admin password.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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