Windows 10 Creators Update randomly uninstalls drivers and apps

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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Another problem regarding the recently released Windows 10 Creators Update was made public courtesy of a user named _j03_ on Reddit. According to this user, the OS is not only willing, but actually bent on uninstalling and removing drivers randomly.

Drivers pertaining to various parts of the system can apparently be the victim of the new Creators Update, which many had anticipated would be a triumph for Microsoft. Unfortunately, the follow up to the Anniversary Edition has a lot of problems which have been addressed yet.

The Creators Update randomly deletes drivers and apps

Here is what_j03_ had to say in regards to this particular driver and app uninstall problem, which could become a critical issue if not fixed:

For me the creators update uninstalled my Xonar U7 audio drivers. I found the dolby program inside windows.old folder. Meanwhile all my EQ settings and such were gone just because windows decided to get rid of the driver. Thanks Mirosoft…

The update also reseted all my gpu driver settings. So back up/memorize those too.

Plus the usual, windows puts defrag ON so turn it off from your SSD etc. little fun.

Seriously Microsoft, can you just stop f*cking with our settings and programs? If we have changed some settings in OUR operating system, there’s usually a pretty good reason for it. Or if we have something like a AUDIO DRIVER installed, there’s a pretty good reason for it existing too, you know? Stop changing stuff randomly..

User ConsuelaSaysNoNo chimed in to contribute with their own experience:

Same here. My defaults for video player and music player were also reset. Automatic defrag was also turned on, and so was Fast Startup which I hate.

Until Microsoft takes action and provides users with a solution, it would seem that the Creators Update isn’t very viable for them.

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