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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Optional updates

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      • #2214238
        AskWoody Plus

        Is there any reason to install optional updates?  Having read about the problems with KB4535996, which was presented to me as optional, I skipped it and had none of the reported problems.  Now I am presented with KB4541335.  Looking at MS’s documentation at, I see no issue that affects me, so I’m going to skip this one as well.  Is there any downside to skipping an optional update?

      • #2214240

        We recommend only installing the Security Updates issued on Patch Tuesday, with few exceptions (KB4551762 issued on 3/12, two days after Patch Tues on 3/10 being one of the few exceptions).
        The updates released on C. D, and E week are non-security Optional installs. We recommend not installing them.

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        • #2223814
          AskWoody Plus

          Re: KB4551762

          Many Thanks to PKCano for this very clear advice, especially since I have tried to install this update and got an error reply ( Erreur 0x800f0922 ) which gave me goose-skin…

          Thanks for all your Help



      • #2223763
        AskWoody MVP

        I always skip optional updates and driver updates, unless I have a specific reason to install one of those types of updates.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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