Automatic driver updating
So, if you want to update the driver yourself, you’ll have to disable the policy you’re about to configure, update the device, and then set the policy up again.That said, with a little preparation to minimize the hassle, we think you’ll find it worth the effort. First, we’re going to use Device Manager to find the hardware IDs for the device in question, and then we’re going to use Group Policy Editor to block installation or updating of the device that matches those IDs.If you do want to update your drivers, skip the driver-updating utilities. Assuming you’re using Windows 10, Windows Update will automatically download and install the latest drivers for you.
Your first step is finding the hardware IDs of the device for which you want to block updates. Hit Start, type “device manager,” and then press Enter or click the “Device Manager” entry.In Device Manager, find the device you want to block updates for.Right-click the device and choose “Properties” from the context menu.Part of those supposed mandatory downloads and installs have been driver updates for the third party hardware on computer systems.While it is great that OEMs and third party hardware manufacturers are providing more of their drivers through Windows Update in Windows 10, there are many times these drivers may not be the best option for some users.