Tweaks for Windows 10 [Updated 2019/01/17]

Windows 10 might force old and possibly unstable graphics, chipset and other drivers to your system. To properly disable automatic driver updates on W10:

  1. Search for Group Policy from Start Menu
  2. Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Do not include drivers with Windows Update > Enabled
  3. Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Prevent device metadata retrieval from the Internet > Enabled
  4. Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Specify search order for device driver source locations > Disabled

Detailed status while startup, shutdown and updates:

  1. Search for Group Policy from Start Menu
  2. Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Display highly detailed status messages > Enabled

Disable automatic restarts for updates:

  1. Search for Group Policy from Start Menu
  2. Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations > Enabled

Group Policy Editor is only available on Windows 10 Pro! On Home-version you need to manually install Group Policy Editor first (or this might also be achievable through registry editor.)

Group Policy Editor for W10 Home users here.