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Posted · Original PosterOP

How do i stoo windows 7 from constantly downloading and updating my gpu drivers. i want a specific release, not the newest one. It keeps changing it to the newest one, and then it stops working.

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Go and get the update yourself - do not let windows get it for you. You'll get the correct driver first time. Otherwise your changing stuff and fiddling with things.

 

If you do want to completely stop ALL windows updates (no there isn't a way to stop some, unless your talking about Office products) you can use WinAero Tweaker


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=== 1x 1TB Western Digital Black (GAME)   ===

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Planned Upgrades:

GPU: Summer 2019 - Planned upgrade to GTX 1060 6GB / 1070

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, limegorilla said:

Go and get the update yourself - do not let windows get it for you. You'll get the correct driver first time. Otherwise your changing stuff and fiddling with things.

 

If you do want to completely stop ALL windows updates (no there isn't a way to stop some, unless your talking about Office products) you can use WinAero Tweaker

I manually installed the exact drivers i want 4 times now. it keeps changing them, and idk how to turn it off. 

 

Edit: ive been leaving my wifi unplugged while i work, but if i plug it in and walk away... bam i come back to a single display with the standard vga display adapter.

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Just now, Kamjam21xx said:

I manually installed the exact drivers i want 4 times now. it keeps changing them, and idk how to turn it off. 

 

 

Use WinAero Tweaker


Bow down to me humans.

I can't help if you don't quote me. How am I supposed to know if you need my premium support? Now starting at £399.99 a year.

Also, be a sport and mark the correct answer as the correct answer. It will help pour souls in the future when they are stuck and need guidance.

"If it works, proceed to take it apart and 'make it work better.' Then cry for help when it breaks." - Me, about five minutes ago when my train of thought wandered.

Remember kids, A janky solution is still a solution.

RIG:

CPU: Intel Core i7 7740X

GPU: MSI Twin FORCE GTX 750 Ti

MOBO: ASUS X299 TUF Mark II

RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury

CASE: Corsair Carbide 500D

PSU: TooQ 750W 80+ Platinum

=== ===================================== ===

=== STORAGE:                              ===

=== 1x 250 GB SanDisk Plus SSD (OS)       ===

=== 1x 1TB Western Digital Black (GAME)   ===

=== 2x 500GB Western Digital Blue (MEDIA) ===

=== ===================================== ===

Peripherals:

MOUSE: Logitech MX Master (OG version)

KEYBOARD: Medion OEM

 

Rationale behind the i7 7740X;

Basically I had a friend who I had met online selling the aforementioned CPU, and I jumped. He did knock a heavy load off the price and to be fair I am quite happy. Along with the mobo, which I bought new, but on sale on PC Part Picker, I paid about £300 for the motherboard and CPU, which is about £100 off the asking price. Do I regret not going Ryzen? Yes. Am I annoyed that I went for it? Never. Coming from a Pentium, this was like gold.

 

Planned Upgrades:

GPU: Summer 2019 - Planned upgrade to GTX 1060 6GB / 1070

Storage: Christmas 2018 - Planned upgrade to Samsung 950 M.2 SSD for the boot drive, and a new WD Black 3TB drive to replace current setup.

Case, Displays & Keyboard: Summer 2019 - Planned. No replacement chosen.

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You shouldn't require any additional application to stop Windows 7 from downloading and installing updates.

 

Are the driver updates downloading and installing through Windows Update, or through Nvidia's GeForce experience program or whatever?

 

I haven't known Windows 7 to automatically update 3rd-party display drivers, and Windows 7 isn't attempting to update or modify the older Nvidia driver I'm using. It could be a check-box setting in the Nvidia control panel, if you're using their drivers.

 

 

Otherwise, you can also change your Windows Update setting to one of the three options that don't automatically install anything.

 

 

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