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Install Optional Updates in Windows 10

Install Optional Updates in Windows 10

How to Install Optional Updates in Windows 10

Optional updates are updates aren’t required to run the operating system. The OS can work as expected without installing them. However, they may enhance some of its features, or add extra options to connected devices. Optional updates may include device drives, extra packages for Microsoft's software like Office, and hardware. Starting in Windows version 2020, May 2020 Update, it is possible to install optional updates on demand. In this blog post, we will review the procedure in detail.

Disable Windows Update Status Tray Icon in Windows 10

Disable Windows Update Status Tray Icon in Windows 10

How to Disable Windows Update Status Tray Icon in Windows 10

Starting in Windows 10 version 1803, Windows 10 shows a tray icon when updates are available and an action (e.g. restart to apply updates) is required on the Settings > Windows Update page. Clicking on the icon will open the mentioned page directly.

Delete Downloaded Windows Update Files in Windows 10

Delete Downloaded Windows Update Files in Windows 10

How to Delete Downloaded Windows Update Files in Windows 10

If you are running into issues with Updates, you can try to delete downloaded Windows Update files. When an update package is damaged or fails to install, Windows 10 may keep the corrupted file on the drive, so it will further cause issues with updates. Here is how to delete the downloaded Windows Update files that Windows 10 doesn't delete itself.

Windows 10 Will Automatically Uninstall the Faulty Windows Updates

Windows 10 Will Automatically Uninstall the Faulty Windows Updates

Windows automatically installs updates to keep your device secure and running at peak efficiency. Occasionally, these updates can fail due to incompatibility or issues in new software. If your Windows 10 PC has failed to start properly, the OS will be able to automatically remove a problematic update preventing it from starting normally.

Restrict Access to Pause Updates Feature in Windows 10

Restrict Access to Pause Updates Feature in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 14997, Windows 10 allows you to pause updates. A special option was added to the Windows Update page of the Settings app. Once enabled, updates will be paused for 35 days. If you are a system administrator or have another reason to restrict access to this feature, you can use a new option starting with Windows 10 version 1809.