One of the problems with the new notebook is that Windows Update keeps installing old AMD Radeon software for courtesy GPU, and the CPU itself.
Even if I installed the latest ones (v30.0…), it keeps installing the 2-years older ones (v27.0…).
Yesterday I overcome my tolerance limit and decided to solve the problem once for all.
First of all, we need to download wushowhide.diagcab, a MS ‘rare’ troubleshooter to hide/show windows updates.
The main problem, here, is that it isn’t available from MS site anymore and we need to get it from a trusted source (in my case MajorGeek.com).
Then we need to:
- go to ‘System Properties’ dialog (search ‘sysdm.cpl‘),
- select the ‘Hardware‘ tab, and then ‘Driver Installation Settings‘,
- and temporarily disable the automatic download (ie set it to ‘no’).
Then we have only to wait for the windows update asking to download/install the old drivers.
At this point, we have to:
- run wushowhide.diagcab,
- and hide the undesired drivers packages.
Then we have to:
- stop the Windows Update service,
- delete the folder below to remove all downloaded contents
- restart Windows Update service,
- click on ‘Install’ button (failing because we removed the downloaded stuff),
- restore ‘Driver Installation Settings‘ as desired.
From this point, the old driver should never pop up again.