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  • Make driver roll back sticky

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Make driver roll back sticky

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      • #2276937 Reply
        petermat
        AskWoody Plus

        The camera on our Lenovo Laptop stopped working. After various other tries, I fixed the problem by rolling back the camera driver. My question is, will this get rolled forward again every time MS sends Win 10 updates? If so is there any way of making the driver version that works, sticky?

      • #2276940 Reply
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        W10 should not try to reinstall that failed driver if you rolled back.

        If you have W10 Pro, you could try the GP settings to prevent driver updates. I’m not sure exactly what the terminology is in W10 GP (don’t use W10) but, I know it’s there somewhere. If you have W10 Home, it may require a third party utility to prevent driver updates if updates persist in replacing that specific driver.

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      • #2276944 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        If you have Win10 Pro, there is no discussion in AKB2000016 about blocking drivers, but there are screenshots at the bottom that show where the settings are in both GP and the Registry (if you squint).

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      • #2276963 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        If you are running Lenovo Vantage the app may install drivers.

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      • #2276976 Reply
        petermat
        AskWoody Plus

        I hope Microfix is correct!. Thanks all for the replies. I do not use Vantage and I do have the update settings set via gpedit holding off general updates. However I may need the specific
        Camera driver held static for far longer than I have set the quality and feature updates for (7 days and 180 days.)

        I suppose I can copy the driver file(s) somewhere and then copy them back if needed.

        • #2276984 Reply
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          It’s happened to me whilst testing W10, synaptics touchpad that was kapoot after an update that I let through WUmgr. I then rolled back to the oem driver and the synaptic driver was simply not offered again via WU. I’m sure it was either with 1809 or 1909.
          However, that’s not to say it won’t try again as W10 keeps evolving.
          (I kept oem drivers in a folder just in case)

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        anonymous
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      • #2277000 Reply
        petermat
        AskWoody Plus

        Why is “Thanks | Quote” always greyed out?

        • #2277073 Reply
          wavy
          AskWoody Plus

          mine is grey but still works

          🍻

          Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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