Surely that is the fault of Creative rather than Microsoft?
I found it difficult to see it that way. It was working perfectly and the update broke it.
Me too, i had problems with my Asus sound card on windows 10, windows 10 kept trying to change the drivers as they was suppose to be better, but they was not, because the Windows 10- drivers would not work at all.
To stop it happening I had to stop updates on all hardware, because you can not just stop updates on certain hardware. Ms really did not think this out.
One reason why I went back to Windows 8.1, The problem is i am still getting a memory management error now and again, not as often as I did, but still annoying. I blame Ms, not doubt done something to make it happen on new gen CPUs.
As for having software auto update, I tend not to allow it happen apart from my antivirus.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 10 pro, reluctantly, laptop by Linux