Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling automatic updates, part of Windows 10 Administration.
- In the previous section we talked about installing hardware drivers or blocking the automatic installation of all hardware drivers. I also wanted to talk a little bit about some techniques to allow or deny individual automatic updates to drivers Microsoft does provide a tool to help us with this it's not installed with Windows 10 by default, but instead we will need to download it from the Microsoft website. Typically the best way to find the download is just to go to your favorite search engine and search for show or hide updates Windows 10, and that will take me to a link labeled how to hide or block Windows updates or driver updates.
I'm going to click on that, and that takes me to the Microsoft website with the TechNet article entitled, How to temporarily prevent a Windows or driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10. If you scroll down a little you'll see a link for download the show or hide updates troubleshooter package now. I'm going to click on that, and once it downloads I'll click open. It will take me to a wizard called show or hide updates.
On the first page I'll click Next, and then I'll have the option to hide updates. For me it's only showing one particular update that I have the option to hide. Depending on how recently you've run Windows updates, you might be seeing a lot more or a lot less. I'll go ahead and click on the check box to hide this update and hit Next. It has in fact, hidden that update for me now.
Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery.
- Understanding the different versions of Windows 10
- Installing and updating drivers
- Administering multitasking
- Working with Windows Group Policy
- Adding domain users and accounts to a Windows 10 PC
- Administering BitLocker and EFS
- Understanding the boot process
- Installing Client Hyper-V for Windows virtualization
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Backing up and restoring Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10