Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro(10.0.10240 Build 10240) Physical Memory (Installed): 16 GB Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4860HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz System Type: x64-based PC Display Adapter(s): Intel(R) Iris(TM) Pro Graphics 5200 22.214.171.12400 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 10.18.13.6175 System Manufacturer: GIGABYTE System Model: X3 Network Adapter(s): Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) 10.0.10240.16384 Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter 10.0.10240.16384 Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter 10.0.10240.16384 Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter 10.0.10240.16384 Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 #2 126.96.36.199 Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller 188.8.131.52 Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver 10.0.10240.16384 VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 184.108.40.206 VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8 220.127.116.11 Disk(s): Intel Raid 0 Volume 168.42 GB (available) 10.0.10240.16384 WIBU - CodeMeter-Stick USB Device 0.0 bytes (available) 10.0.10240.16384
I thank you for the system information.
The driver is auto updating because Windows is constantly checking for newer drivers but there are several steps you can try to prevent Windows keep updating drivers. I have found some information on a third party website where you can disable this type of updates.
How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates
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Additionally, for your Intel® graphics controller, the latest graphics drivers would be 4539
Please let me know your findings.
I have already gone through and disabled the Windows update options that the link you provided go through. The driver still auto-updates.
The driver that borks my system is 4539, so while it might be the latest driver, this driver renders my system useless. Rolling back to 4300 fixes the issues 4539 creates. The problem is, *something* (and because I have disabled the driver updates in Windows makes me wonder if I installed the Intel Driver Update utility or whatever previously) continues to update the driver. I would like to know what tool I may have installed from Intel as part of a previous driver package that may update my drivers behind the scenes, sans windows 10 update system. I'm just trying to identify *what* is causing the auto-update issue.
The driver update utility will not run in the background unless you scan the computer to get new updates.
The graphics driver does not have such auto-update feature.
This is the operating system. Please check with Microsoft* for other ways to disable this matter.