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Optional updates listed under important updates

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Optional updates listed under important updates


    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

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  2. #2


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    They are "only" important, so they are optional. "Critical" updates are not optional. MS-speak at its finest.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    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?
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  4. #4



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    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.
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