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    Hi guys, I have these pending optional updates, question is, is there a need to install them? According to the Microsoft support page, some of these updates fix certain issues on some devices. I am not experiencing any of the said problems so I am wondering if I still need to install the updates. Thanks Click image for larger version

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    I had two of those, KB3042085 and 2976978. One seems to be yet another pre W10 update. Installed them OK.

    If you install these would you look at something first just to satisfy my curiosity. What is your free disc space before and then after installing these ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
    I had two of those, KB3042085 and 2976978. One seems to be yet another pre W10 update. Installed them OK.

    If you install these would you look at something first just to satisfy my curiosity. What is your free disc space before and then after installing these ?
    why? did it occupy a huge space on your disk? there sizes aren't that large though.
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    Thats what i thought about a realtek audio update. Turned out that I lost over 60GB for that update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Thats what i thought about a realtek audio update. Turned out that I lost over 60GB for that update.
    which one's the Realtek update? can't seem to find one on my machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    That's one space-hungry update you got there, though I don't think it's included in the batch of optional updates I posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanndroid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    That's one space-hungry update you got there, though I don't think it's included in the batch of optional updates I posted
    That's correct, but my response was for the size of a windows update, the realtek update was about 5MB it said.
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    That's correct, but my response was for the size of a windows update, the realtek update was about 5MB it said.
    oh ok, I guess what you're trying to say is Windows Updates have a nasty habit of concealing their true size haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanndroid View Post
    That's correct, but my response was for the size of a windows update, the realtek update was about 5MB it said.
    oh ok, I guess what you're trying to say is Windows Updates have a nasty habit of concealing their true size haha
    Yep, but with a good example
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