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Optional Updates Not Installed Automatically?

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    8.1

    Optional Updates Not Installed Automatically?


    Just noticed on this machine that there are 28 unchecked optional Windows Updates from April. Should I install these and why aren't they installed automatically with the important and recommended ones?

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Optional updates doesn't install automatically because it is not important. You no need to install all optional updates, only install those that will benefit you.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    8.1


    So the updates on this image aren't necessary? Any idea what they do, why they're offered and if I should install them?

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  4. #4


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    When you click on More Information, it will open the link with detail description.
    If it does not work, you can google each KB number separately like KB3013531.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3013531
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    8.1


    Thanks guys. I still use Vista actually (I'm writing on behalf of another whose PC I use now and then) and I've never seen Optional updates of these kind. To me they look like Recommended or Important ones.
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