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Automatic driver update

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Automatic driver update


    Hello!!

    I recently install Win8.1 onto my laptop, and the default driver that comes with this install is a newest version, but it only support OpenGL 1.1. If I install an older version (the latest for my computer from the manufacturer's site), the supported OGL version is 2.1. But after a day, or two, the OS automatically installs the newer, but worse driver. Can I disable it somehow?

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    Welcome to Windows EightForums, robeez.

    The only thing I can think of is to uncheck "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update" in Windows Update settings. The fall back on this is that you won't receive other updates for other peripherals or devices, so therefore you must update them manually.

    Someone may know another way.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to Windows EightForums, robeez.

    The only thing I can think of is to uncheck "Receive other updates" in Windows Update. The fall back on this is that you won't receive other updates for other peripherals or devices, so therefore you must update them manually.

    Someone may know another way.
    Agreed! Go to Control Panel> System> Advanced System Settings (left menu)> Hardware (tab)> Device Installation Settings> change to "No, let me choose what to do."

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    Hope we helped you! Good luck.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Agreed! Go to Control Panel> System> Advanced System Settings (left menu)> Hardware (tab)> Device Installation Settings> change to "No, let me choose what to do."

    Hope we helped you! Good luck.
    A much better answer for a solution and the only solution that I can see.

    I learned something today. I didn't know that option was there. Thanks, my2cents.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Agreed! Go to Control Panel> System> Advanced System Settings (left menu)> Hardware (tab)> Device Installation Settings> change to "No, let me choose what to do."

    Hope we helped you! Good luck.
    A much better answer for a solution and the only solution that I can see.

    I learned something today. I didn't know that option was there. Thanks, my2cents.
    Hey friend!

    I'm quite honored by your comment! Didn't forget the other thing... almost there... will be done today!
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