Another Windows 10 bug causes driver update loop, here is how you can disable driver updates
Windows 10 users are expecting a smoother update since the launch of its last major update on June 27 but they haven’t. The company launched May 2020 aka 2004 update with multiple new features and fixes but has resulted in numerous bugs that caused breaking printer ports, unexpected shutdowns, and much more. In addition to feature and cumulative updates, Windows Update on Windows 10 is also responsible for installing drivers for components like display, Bluetooth, audio, and connected devices.
After the release of Windows 10 May 2020 Update on May 27, some OEMs such as Asus have pushed out an updated display driver to better support the update. Unfortunately, some users have come across a display driver update that stops midway with vague error messages.
According to Microsoft’s official Windows 10 forums, Android Rookies has learned that multiple users are facing the driver update loop. The issue faced by the users shows that they are receiving the old driver to update every time after installation even when the driver has already been successfully installed and the process gets stuck in an installation loop.
In addition, an error message stating that “current driver on your PC may be better than the driver we’re trying to install. We’ll keep trying to install” is displayed.
Microsoft has not yet confirmed the bug as the popular forums are flooded with customer complaints. As the company is yet to respond to the issue, the patch is not yet released. However, you can still disable the driver updates for preventing your Operating system to face this driver update loop by using below steps:
To block a particular driver update in Windows 10, follow these steps:
- Download “Show or hide updates” troubleshooter package from Microsoft’s website.
- Click ‘Next’ to start checking for updates.
- Click ‘Hide updates’.
- If that driver update is available, check the box next to the driver name. If you don’t see the driver listed, reboot the system and check for updates in the Settings. Once the update shows up in the Settings, open “Show or hide updates” troubleshooter again and select the driver that you do not want to install.
- Click ‘Next’ to temporarily block the update
- Close the tool and open Settings > Update & Security.
- In the Settings app, check for updates again and the driver package will not show up again.
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