How to Disable Automatic Driver Updates Windows 10 through Registry

 ou also exclude driver updates in Windows 10 using Registry, but need to mention that editing the Registry is a risky process, and it may cause errors to your Windows installation if you make some mistakes. You can make a full system backup of your Windows 10 PC before doing this.

Step 1. Open Windows Run by pressing Windows + R keys at the same time. Type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry.

Step 2. Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DriverSearching.

Step 3. Double-click DriverUpdateWizardWuSearchEnabled and set the value data as 0. Click OK.

Step 4. Restart your Windows 10 PC and this setting will take effect. If you want to reverse this change, you can go back to Registry Editor and set the value data of DriverUpdateWizardWuSearchEnabled as 1.