For anyone else that needs to know... This edition of Windows does not have a settings check box to disable driver updates and does not honor the registry setting to not include driver updates when using the beta blockchain drivers. To get my machine stable I had to use the group policy setting. It's still probably a good idea to use the registry setting in addition to the policy setting.
If anyone knows a powershell command that can enable/disable the group policy setting for driver updates, please post it here for reference. Thanks.