Windows 10 Display Driver Failed To Start. The transition to Windows 10 has been in some cases a breath of fresh air, and in others, more like a whiff of landfill. One of the areas that has NOT been well accepted is the decision to enforce updates whether you want them or not. While I happen to disagree with this policy, many think it's a good idea. Regardless of which camp you're in the fact is this is what Microsoft has decided is how it's going to be and we have to learn how to live with it, or get around it. While we can't stop the update process from happening for the majority of updates, what we can do is stop it from updating drivers to versions that deviate from those that are working, stable and preferred by YOU to be there.
Oct 31, 2017 Discusses how to prevent a problematic driver from reinstalling automatically in Windows 10 the next time that Windows Updates are installed. If you don't want Windows 10 to automatically apply new device drivers, it's quite easy to disable this feature. Just follow these steps to easily disable.
Start by right clicking the start menu button and selecting Control panel, or navigate to control panel however you normally would do so. You can get to the Control Panel quickly, by calling up the run box with the Win + R shortcut and then typing 'control' and hitting Enter. Once in control panel, click on 'System'. Once the System properties window opens, click on 'Advanced system settings' on the left side of the window. In the Advanced system properties window click on the hardware tab and then click on 'Device installation settings'.
Finally, set your options to those shown below. If you've installed Windows 10 recently or have updated to the more recent 1151 build update, your setting will look like this instead. Save your settings and reboot. Windows 10 should no longer 'automatically' update your driver settings. Keep in mind this means you will need to manually install updated drivers for any hardware that you need or want to run with a newer release which may require you keeping tabs with the hardware OEM's product page for any devices you desire to do so for.