Windows 10 is at it Again
A potential hiccup arose with Windows 10 over the weekend. Yeah, a day from release and we're still figuring all this stuff out. Basically, its version of Automatic Updates were, well, automatic. As in, cannot turn off. Which caused some conflicts with the Nvidia GeForce experience. Specifically, it's designed to override whatever may already be on your computer. Including driver families.
If that sounds kind of dumb, it's because...actually, it isn't. At least, not for the end user, the primary target demographic. ie Those people who are far less tech savvy than you or I. Basically, the same people who were unable to install a lot of really dumb shit by the Windows Account Control feature that was so loathed by so many. For those people, who aren't nearly as likely to go updating their software drivers on a regular basis, having them done automatically isn't such a bad idea. Even if they're older drivers than the most recent, which is what was happening in the case of GeForce, they'll still be more recent than the defaults that come with Windows.
But fear not. For the rest of us, who are more aware of what we do, and do not, want on our computers, and don't just immediately click every box that pops up to make it go away. ZDnet have reportedly located a new tool which, effectively, makes the new version of Windows Update function the same as the old version. Though, admittedly, another trimmed down version, it will remove the potential for a great deal of headaches from Nvidia users.