Windows 10 Tutorials 146 – How to Install an Optional Update

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to install an optional update in Windows 10.

Microsoft uses Windows Update feature to push critical security patches and feature updates to your system. If you have other Microsoft products installed on your system like Microsoft Office, Windows Update will also include updates for these products.

These updates are pushed over the Internet and you can also download them and install them offline if your system does not has Internet access.

All the critical updates will be downloaded and installed regularly as Windows 10 would keep on searching for these updates at a time scheduled in Automatic Maintenance.

Apart from these critical and important updates, Windows 10 also received some optional updates which may include like an update for language pack etc. To install these updates, one has to manually choose them and install them from Windows Update feature.

Heres how:

How to Install an Optional Update in Windows 10:

  1. Open the Settings app, and click on the Update & security option.
  2. From the options on the left hand side, click on Windows Update.
  3. In the right side panel click on the Check for updates button.
  4. Windows 10 will now check for any new update.
  5. If any updates are available you will be presented with the list.
  6. Click on the Details link to check details about the update.
  7. Click on the Download button to download the update. Installation will start after download is finished.
    How to Install an Optional Update
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WillyThePooh says August 5, 2015

If you want to install updates for other Microsoft products as well, you have to manually activate it in the setting. Otherwise, it will only include the windows updates.

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