Online updating of drivers
That said, if you’ve never worked with it before, consider reading about how to use the Registry Editor before you get started.And definitely back up the Registry (and your computer! To get started, open the Registry Editor by hitting Start and typing “regedit.” Press Enter to open Registry Editor and give it permission to make changes to your PC.One enables this option, preventing Windows Update from automatically installing driver updates.The other disables this option, restoring the default behavior. Double-click the one you want to use, agree to add its data to your Registry, and then restart your PC.When drivers get outdated, your PC becomes slow, some of your devices stop working, and your computer starts crashing more often.That’s why it’s absolutely vital to update drivers on a regular basis.But you can block Windows Update from installing driver updates, if you like.Early versions of the Creators Update included an easy graphical option to change this setting on Windows 10 Professional, but Microsoft decided to remove it.
The solution: use our Driver Scanner to find, download and install the right driver updates automatically.
Did you know that your computer can’t run without device drivers?
Every single device connected to your PC uses drivers to communicate with the operating system.
Note that your hardware drivers may still be updated by Windows Update in some situations.
Driver updates may be bundled with security updates or feature updates, according to Microsoft’s documentation.