• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Optional updates listed under important updates


Keyboard

New Member
Posts
3
#1
Hi

Noticed this month that I suddenly had a lot of important updates to install when I check Windows update. Under important updates I have the likes of:

KB3055999 - Update APN database entry for SaskTel (Canada) in Windows 8.1 and 8
KB3045634 - You cannot make a PPP connection after you reconnect a PLC device in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

The article for both of these states: Provided as an Optional update for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Wondering why I have these and others listed as Important?

Thanks

Win 8.1
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

mikeytg

New Member
Pro User
Joisey

Posts
315
#2
They are "only" important, so they are optional. "Critical" updates are not optional. MS-speak at its finest.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire M5 481PT-6644
    CPU
    Intel Core I5
    Memory
    6 GB
    Hard Drives
    Spinning/SSD hybrid 500GB/20GB
    Mouse
    ELAN Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    18mbs/5mbs
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Keyboard

New Member
Posts
3
#3
They are "only" important, so they are optional. "Critical" updates are not optional. MS-speak at its finest.
This is what has confused me, there is a section for optional updates so I would have expected them to be there. Nothing wrong at my end then?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Cliff S

Missing my GIF avatars:(
Pro User
Bamberg Germany

Posts
2,371
#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-8700K delidded @ 5.00GHz OC
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Cosair Vengeance Blue 3015MHZ, Timings: 15, 17, 17, 39
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Core, 11264 MB GDDR5X
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    IN WIN 303
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Watson KB2150
    Mouse
    GIGABYTE M6900
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: Philips Soundbar HTL2160 w/subwoofer

Keyboard

New Member
Posts
3
#5
Thanks for letting me know. It all just seems strange that the type of updates that come under the Optional area for my Win 7 machines are now under Important on my Win 8.1 - it's not like Win 8.1 doesn't have an Optional area, and there are some updates under it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop