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      • #2278240 Reply
        hms
        AskWoody Plus

        For June I was offered two Intel updates (SCSI adapter & Extension) in addition to normal updates. Should I permit Win10 to install these Intel updates?

        I have W10 Pro v1909 up-to-date. The pc is a generic lower-end business Dell with Intel video; no special features or equipment.  When I go to Dell driver updates, the only one listed is for UHD graphics.

        If they should not be installed by Win10, should they be hidden?

        I will have to decide soon as the Defcon level will likely be raised soon.

        Thanks for the advice.

      • #2278242 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        If you are not having any problems, leave it alone. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 🙂

        • #2278890 Reply
          hms
          AskWoody Plus

          Should I hide the 2 Intel updates?

          In the future, I think the general advice is to block hardware updates via WU. What is the best way to do this? From what I have read, this can be accomplished by Group Policy (I have 10Pro), by Control Panel (although MS seems to be ready to take that option away), and by registry edit.

          Thanks so much for coming to rescue me from the complexities of W10.

          • #2278893 Reply
            PKCano
            Da Boss

            In Group Policy under Windows Update there is a setting about “Do not include drivers with Windows Updates.” It is the 10th line below the one marked in the top screenshot here.

            • #2278895 Reply
              hms
              AskWoody Plus

              Is the GP setting preferable in blocking updates to using wushowhide? The latter method (using wushowhide) seems to follow your AKB200016 although the former (GP) would be simpler.

              Thanks again.

              • #2278898 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                AKB2000016 deals with CUs.
                Use the GP setting to block drivers – it’s set-and-forget. wushowhide is the long way around the problem.

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                hms
              • #2278909 Reply
                hms
                AskWoody Plus

                Will do. The 2 Intel updates may be harmless, but you never know. Never had to deal with these in 7 & earlier.

                Many, many thanks.

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