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    hey there:

    i've got a win7 pro box in our conference room, as a dedicated video conferencing box. the win7 vga driver drives our 52" sony monitor, but the intel drivers for the intel chipset, do not. so, i disabled the intel drivers, and everything works. until, that is, the last round of windows updates, when a new chipset driver got pushed, which re-enabled the driver. of course, we didn't know about it until an executive conference was starting. cue the scrambling! so...

    how do i permanently exclude these drivers from updating (and subsequently re-enabling)?

    thx!

  • #2
    Re: prevent a driver from updating...

    Driver installs are not critical updates as far as i'm aware so don't select anything other than criticals.

    Or move to WSUS and control it via that.

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    • #3
      Re: prevent a driver from updating...

      Could also uninstall it if you're not using it, and if you see it in WU tell it to never show again.
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      • #4
        Re: prevent a driver from updating...

        Have you used driver rollback?
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        • #5
          Re: prevent a driver from updating...

          let's take these in reverse order...

          ossian: well, rollback is an after-the-fact proposition. i just want to block the driver from getting updated without having to be hands-on every month.

          managor: yes, unistalling works. but, it gets re-installed on every reboot, unless i disable it.

          wullieb1: as far as i know, device drivers are generally not critical, but this update did get pushed via automatic updates, so, maybe it was critical...?

          we do have system center for managing updates. i guess i'll have to move this one pc into its own group to block this driver. i was really hoping to be able to handle client-side, though.

          so, thanks everybody! if y'all got any more ideas, i'd love to hear 'em!

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          • #6
            Re: prevent a driver from updating...

            Installed as a Plug N Play device?

            Would this help?
            Last edited by Managor; 23rd February 2011, 20:20.
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            • #7
              Re: prevent a driver from updating...

              wow, that looks really interesting, thx! i'll post back when i get a chance to implement...

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              • #8
                Re: prevent a driver from updating...

                dang! that was looking real good, until i rebooted. windows then reinstalled the driver. dang! (thx, though!)

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