What driver version do you want to use?
If you are on Windows, you also need to remove the update from any automatic Windows updates
Remove from Windows Update http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff382716.aspx
If you are not on Windows, you need to mention Mac when you ask a question
If you are on windows you might also have to go to Windows Update, click change settings in the left panel, and choose the option not to have updates installed automatically.
You can also go to the nvidia control panel help/updates/preferences and uncheck "automatically check for updates"
That's a very old driver. What model graphics card do you have?
Sal, I did what you suggest some time ago, it did not seem to prevent the update
Jim, it's a GTX 260, and according to the device manager the driver is dated 5/15/2012 - not really that old.
John, I have Windows perform automatic updates, I don't get an opportunity to elect not to accept a particular update. Are non-Windows drivers routinely updated as part of a Windows update?
>non-Windows drivers routinely updated
I can't speak to "all" drivers, but I do know that my nVidia GTX285 stopped working properly when WinUpdate included driver 306.97 as a "critical" update, even though I had the nVidia control panel set to NOT search for updates
I had to manually remove 306.97 and reinstall 296.10 to get my GTX285 to work properly again... and then told WinUpdate to hide the 306.97 update... I think I also had to switch WinUpdate from automatic mode to "tell me" mode to be able to select and hide the 306.97 update
I have NO idea why WinUpdate selected the 306.97 driver as critical and necessary for an automatic update
Also, to see your actual driver number, not just a date...
Right click anywhere on your desktop
Select nVidia Control Panel in the popup window
Click the information link in the bottom left of the new popup window
Also select the option to never check for updates
the device manager the driver is dated 5/15/2012
Windows is usually quite behind nVidia when it comes to drivers. The newest is 310.70, you're using 131.42.