System hacks: avoid Windows system updates repeatedly install the display driver

Sometimes, when we perform Windows 10 updates, the system repeatedly tries to install Intel display drivers and suggests that the current driver on the computer may be better than the driver to be installed. If we encounter this situation, we can consider and try to solve it from several aspects.

The problem of repeated automatic installation of a driver is mainly caused when a specific hardware (such as the Intel display chip in this article) is not compatible with the new version of Windows 10, the Windows Update program will try to obtain and install a compatible driver package from the official Microsoft device driver server.

First of all, do not update the system manually, and pause the automatic update first, otherwise the problem will probably recur. Wait for a new “feature update” to appear before turning on automatic updates and trying them out. A “feature update”, as opposed to a “quality update” with security improvements, contains new features and improvements, which may also update driver support or may automatically resolve previous problems after the update.

Second, as a common solution to system update troubleshooting, we can try using Windows Troubleshooting. Go to “Settings → Update and Security → Troubleshooting” in Windows 10, click “Windows Update → Run Troubleshooting”, and follow the wizard to see if you can solve the problem (Figure 1).

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In addition, we can also try to clear the cache folder of Windows updates. the cache folder of Windows 10 is SoftwareDistribution, which is located in the Windows directory and is used to temporarily store files that may be needed when installing Windows updates (Figure 2). We can go into this folder and clear out all the files in it to see if the problem can be solved.

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In addition, we can also try to update the Intel display driver in the Device Manager. Right-click the Start button and select Device Manager, enter and find the Intel Display Driver, right-click and select “Update Driver” to update (Figure (Figure 3). If updating the driver does not work, you can further uninstall the display driver and reboot the system. After restarting the system, the Windows Update program will generally be able to install the updated driver fresh.

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If the problem persists, we can also hide the driver updates in Windows Update. To do this, you need to start Group Policy Editor, locate “Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Windows Update”, then find the “Windows Update does not include drivers” item in the right pane. Double-click it and set it to “Enabled” (Figure 4). After disabling the Windows 10 automatic driver download and installation feature, you can download and install the latest display drivers that match your machine directly from Intel’s website.

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