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It's happened three times in the last month, since I've installed Windows 10. I have no idea why Windows 10 is doing this, but after I start my PC, the AMD Radeon Settings icon on the right lower corner is gone, and I can't find it anywhere AMD Settings on the startup neither. I'm not sure, but I think Windows 10 also uninstalls the driver. Every time this happens I have to reinstall the driver, it doesn't take much time, but it's really annoying me.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
post #2 of 14

It sounds to me like Windows Update is the culprit. I don't have Windows 10, but in Windows 7 I know how to prevent drivers from being installed. So, there's a chance that I might be able to help you if Windows Update really is the culprit. For Windows 7 (see if this translates to Windows 10), the first thing to do is go into 'Device Installation Settings" and you'd configure it like this:

 

DeviceInstallationSettings.png?raw=1 

 

Then, in Windows Update, you'd look for the driver in the list of items to be downloaded and installed and you'd right-click it and 'Hide' the update.

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How to temporarily prevent a Windows or driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10

Microsoft:
To temporarily prevent the driver or update from being reinstalled until a new driver or updated fix is available, a troubleshooter is available that provides a user interface for hiding and showing Windows Updates and drivers for Windows 10. You can obtain and run the "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter by downloading it from the Microsoft Download Center.
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Oh. Right; you can't prevent drivers from installing via Windows Update in Windows 10, at least not permanently. I forgot. This shows how much I care about Windows 10: I can't remember a damn thing about it. What a stupid OS.

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Would windows 10 be doing that if you are running an older version of the drivers than the earliest version made for win10?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spinFX View Post

Would windows 10 be doing that if you are running an older version of the drivers than the earliest version made for win10?

 

Windows 10 will always force the Windows Update driver on you. If you have a different version, then it will be replaced. The next time Windows Update runs, it checks the driver version. If it doesn't match with what Microsoft has has the latest, Windows Update will replace it, even if you carefully selected the driver you have and even if you would prefer to stay with that driver instead of updating.

 

In other words, Microsoft has taken away the freedom to have whatever driver version you want. If a driver that Windows Update just installed is causing problems, then all you can do is TEMPORARILY replace it with the previous version. You will only be able to keep it until Microsoft obtains a new version and releases it through Windows Update because again, Windows Update will be comparing the current version with the one in its database. If it doesn't match, then Windows Update will replace it.

 

I think Microsoft grew tired of people having problems that were simply solved by updating to the latest driver. Unfortunately, those of us who know what we're doing suffer because we can't keep drivers installed that we prefer. Most of their customers must be computer-illiterate people who have an I.Q. of like 50 because I know one thing, I definitely don't need my OS to be doing any thinking for me. Good lord. I will never install Windows 10. What a stupid OS!!!


Edited by TwoCables - 6/7/16 at 11:30pm
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
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Would windows 10 be doing that if you are running an older version of the drivers than the earliest version made for win10?

AFAIK it will only allow WHQL drivers. When I was testing (granted it was an early insider build) I couldn't get it to like an AMD beta driver, newer than the last WHQL.
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AFAIK it will only allow WHQL drivers. When I was testing (granted it was an early insider build) I couldn't get it to like an AMD beta driver, newer than the last WHQL.

 

That's because your driver didn't match what Windows Update had.

 

On a side note: yes, Microsoft is only going to push WHQL drivers through Windows Update.

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post #9 of 14
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Typing "Device installation" on startup menu, I've got a similar window to the one TwoCables posted. Hope it works.

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"Manufacturers' apps"? Sigh @ Microsoft. What are "manufacturers' apps"? lol

 

Anyway, I will be tickled pink if this works. I'm not saying that I am doubting it will, I am just hoping it will.

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