You can also do it this way if you have Windows Pro or Enterprise, but just feel more comfortable working in the Registry as opposed to Group Policy Editor.(If you have Pro or Enterprise, though, we recommend using the Group Policy Editor, as described later in this article.) This should prevent Windows 10 Home from installing driver updates, but Microsoft could change this behavior at any time and ignore this setting on Windows 10 Home.Microsoft added this hidden option in the Anniversary Update.Standard warning: The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and misusing it can render your system unstable or even inoperable.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.Note that your hardware drivers may still be updated by Windows Update in some situations.
Also, if you’re on a company network, do everyone a favor and check with your admin first.
The “Disable Automatic Driver Updates” hack adds the value to your Registry, and the “Enable Automatic Driver Updates” file deletes it.
You can right-click any file and select “Edit” to see exactly what they do.
After opening the workbook, on the Data tab, in the Connections group, click Edit Links, and then update the links only from the sources that you need.
You can answer the startup prompt in a consistent way, and avoid seeing the startup prompt for this workbook.