Windows February Update Broken

Stan Kasper 1,361 Reputation points

The February Windows 10 update automatically installs vmci.sys on VMWare Workstation guests. The update is listed as a 'device driver update'. When I use Control Panel or Group Policy to block the update of device drivers I still get the vmci.sys update. I do not want the update as I have never used this functionality and this device driver was never installed before. 67145-control-panel-device-driver-download.pdf67146-group-policy-device-driver.pdf67185-windows-update-device-driver.pdfNow it is. Why is it mandatory? How do I block this update?

I have posted images of the steps I have which do not work. Thank you for any help in this regard.

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  1. Stan Kasper 1,361 Reputation points

    I still believe the wording and working of GPO and device driver updates is broken. But I also believe I have a fix for this particular situation. I want to thank the 'continuum' on the VMWare Workstation communities site for this solution. The solution is to edit the vmx file and add/edit the line: vmci0.present = "false"

    For some reason all my guests were set to true even when the VMWare Tools installs would indicate otherwise.

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  2. Dale Kudusi 3,246 Reputation points

    You could try the following to prevent a driver update:
    How to temporarily prevent a driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10

    Best regards.

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