Inside the Local Group Policy Editor, browse to Computer Configuration Windows Update and double-click the Defer Upgrades and Updates entry.
In addition to replacing updated drivers via the Device Manager or uninstalling recent updates via the Control Panel, Microsoft has also released a troubleshooter that allows you to hide driver updates and thus prevent Windows from reinstalling them until a revised version becomes available.
Download the troubleshooter wushowhide.diagcab from Microsoft; it’s a standalone application, no installation required. The troubleshooter will now detect problems and look for driver updates installed on your system.
Meanwhile, Windows 10 Home users have to deal with all updates and upgrades being downloaded and installed in the background, often combined with a scheduled reboot. In 2011 I wrote an op-ed piece (for a different website…!
Security patches, new features, and settings changes are force-fed alike, some bordering on bloat and adware Windows 10 may be crossing a line with desktop ads and NSFW content. ) about how I felt that Microsoft had moved away from being the many-tentacled corporate beast with no interest in providing a solid, working operating... Windows Update can work entirely in the background.
Some Windows 10 editions include the option to defer upgrades for a limited time.