That said, if you’ve never worked with it before, consider reading about how to use the Registry Editor before you get started.
And definitely back up the Registry (and your computer! To get started, open the Registry Editor by hitting Start and typing “regedit.” Press Enter to open Registry Editor and give it permission to make changes to your PC.
(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.
Note that your hardware drivers may still be updated by Windows Update in some situations.
Driver updates may be bundled with security updates or feature updates, according to Microsoft’s documentation.
All you need to do is run a scan and then click on the "Update" button to update all your drivers automatically.
A driver updater program would do all that for you in less than ten minutes.
Plus there's always the risk of installing an incompatible driver that would make your computer unbootable.
The solution: use our Driver Scanner to find, download and install the right driver updates automatically.
You can right-click any file and select “Edit” to see exactly what they do.
If you enjoy fiddling with the registry, you can make your own registry hacks.