How to block updates in Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10 introduces seamless update installation – but what should you do if it’s installing an update or driver that keeps breaking your PC?
On the sly, Microsoft have announced a troubleshooter to block updates that might be giving you problems – yes, you heard me, a troubleshooter.
The article in question is titled: How to temporarily prevent a Windows or driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10 and is KB3073930.
Once there, scroll past the initial few paragraphs and click:
Download the linked file, run it, select Hide Updates then select the update that keeps breaking your machine to hide it until the next driver update that supersedes that is deployed. I personally was battling with an Atheros driver issue that has caused Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) at every update/release on my trusty old Toshiba R850-169.