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This will help you out.

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In Windows 10, your device is always kept up to date with the latest features and fixes. Updates and drivers are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed. In rare cases, a specific driver or update might temporarily cause issues with your device, and in this case you will need a way to prevent the problematic driver or update from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed.
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If a driver or update you are being offered is causing system crashes or instability and Windows was operating correctly prior to that update, you can follow these instructions to prevent the unwanted driver or update from being installed:

To uninstall the unwanted driver:

    Launch the Device Manager with a right click on the lower left corner of the desktop and a left click on Device Manager.
    Located the device driver with the problem driver installed, right click and choose Uninstall.
    In the uninstall dialog, check the box to Delete the driver software for this device if available.

To uninstall an unwanted Windows Update:

    Type “View Installed Updates” in the Search box and then click on View Installed Updates – Control Panel from the Search results.
    To uninstall the unwanted update, select it from the list and then click Uninstall.


To temporarily prevent the driver or update from being reinstalled until a new driver or updated fix is available, a troubleshooter is available that provides a user interface for hiding and showing Windows Updates and drivers for Windows 10. You can obtain and run the "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter by downloading it from the Microsoft Download Center.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

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Would it not be better to use the roll back option where a driver is concerned as you'll still need the previous one.

Checking the box to include software will uninstall it completely.

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Not in windows 10. MS has put in place a no control auto update in it and that includes drivers.

However I did find another area that I havent tested yet to see if it works, but you can do this.

Right click on the start button and then click on system.
When it opens up click on the hardware tab.
Then click on the button "Device Installation Settings"
Put the choice to "No, Let me choose what to do" and then you will see the option of having windows not get drivers from windows updates.

Havent tested it yet but the option is there.

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- Isn't it possible to disable the automatic updates in Win 10 ? And set the update option to "Notify before downloading" or "Notify before installing"?

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In 10 Updates are forced. No way to stop them or to notify.

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This article shows how to gain some control over auto updates in Win 10.

http://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/

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This article shows how to gain some control over auto updates in Win 10.

http://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/
I've been working on setting a powershell script that will kill windows update.
then there is a powershell script that lets you install updates via powershell
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/2d191bcd-3308-4edd-9de2-88dff796b0bc
I love this script its awesome.
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You can always disable Windows Update in services.msc but I don't think it's a good idea to stop them altogether and at least that article gives you some control on their installation.

 

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