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X260 System Update - optional updates keep re-appearing after installation

Q: X260 System Update - optional updates keep re-appearing after installation

I have a brand new X260 which I am in the process of setting up. I've successfully run the Windows 10 updates, which have all installed correctly. However, I've run the Lenovo System Update a number of times and the same 7 optional updates keep re-appearing even when I have downloaded and (apparently) successfully installed them repeatedly. The optional updates involved are: Synaptics Ultranav Driver - 10 [64]Lenovo Power Management Driver - 10 [32,64]Intel 8260 Bluetooth Driver - 10 [64] Alcor Micro USB Smart Card Reader - 10 [64] Realtek MultiCard Driver - 10 [64] Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver - 10 [64] Inter(R) Chipset Device Software - 10 [64] The updates appear to download and install correctly but when I reboot the machine and re-run the System Update, the same 7 updates appear for download. Any help with this would be appreciated.Thanks

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Preferred Solution: X260 System Update - optional updates keep re-appearing after installation

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


This update is now appearing as optional update available on my pc's. Any problems with this? I am running scared about installing "optional" updates since the last two month's fiascos. KB2975719 is correct number - sorry for mispost originally . For now, I have just "hidden" this update - afraid to try to install it.....lol. Microsoft has gone completely berserk with Windows Updates, it seems.

August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Note it says This update is released on September 2, 2014.

A:KB2575719 Appearing as Optional Update Sept 2

I guess it's a fix for the original version from last month's bug. That shows up today as an update for me also, even though I still have that KB installed. I wonder if the original (buggy?) version needs to be uninstalled first?

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Due to a problem with BITS I cannot currently download updates using Windows Update. I can download them manually and install them from the Microsoft website. Unfortunately I can only find the required updates but not any of the optional ones. Does anyone know where I can find these? Even if I search for the update number the search comes back empty. Also, if you would like to help with the BITS problem please look at my profile to find the other thread.

A:Can't use windows update - Where can I find optional updates?

Let's fix BITS instead.

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

Farbar Service Scanner Download

Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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Hi ,,, When you vist microsft update page and there are Optional software updates should i install them,,, i have installed all the High priority updates

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Hello everyone,

I just came to realize the Windows Update window does not show the usual thirty-something available optional updates (last time I checked it was all the language packs and an ATI driver update), only 1 available important update.

Moreover, if I try to select the updates I want to install, the "Optional" tab is completely missing from that window. I haven't hidden any of those updates, nor are they listed as hidden under the appropriate menu.

Have any of you experienced something like this? What should I try to get them back?


PS: I've attached a screenshot of the situation.

PPS: It's been a month or so since I last checked for updates, so I don't exactly know what might've happened that got those updates disabled.

A:Windows Update optional updates (incl. language packs) disappeared

Click on the "View Update history" in the left panel, you might already have installed them.

Also, have you installed the SP1?

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Hi - I have a Lenova TP X260 that will not get past 10% on the update scan for drivers and software, accessible under the technical support pages     DRIVERS & SOFTWARE --> SYSTEM UPDATE --> Start Scan. It runs up to 10% and then hangs.  It has been this way for several months, and I am sure that there are probably updates that I need.  I am running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 fully patched from MS. Can someone give me some guidance, please, on what may be the problem? Thanks in advance!


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A:Thinkpad X260 Hangs on System Update Scan

Could you locate the SU run log.It is located in c\programdata\lenovo\systemupdate\logs\tvsu_*timestamp*.logAttach the log by using the Browse button located below the reply panel on the left side. 

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Intel Corporation - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2 - Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000

Download size: 59.5 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Optional

Intel Corporation Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2 software update released in January, 2015

Keep getting this error message not sure if it's because I've already updated to it and it's a repeat update This is the first time I remember ever seeing this update that I remember. Or if the one I have is better. I have tried to download it several times and it fails every time.
WindowsUpdate error _80070103" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"


A:Solved: Can't do a system update *Optional*

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Hello guys, I have a problem with my beloved Thinkpad X260 relating to the CapLocks. Today the CapsLock screen indicator (native pop-up) has stopped showing up in my screen and it is quite an inconvenient as I need to do guess work when introducing password and working on emails. Is there anyway to make it appear or manage this? Thanks in advance for your help   

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is it a good idea to install the 26 "update for Windows 7" "kbxxxxxxx" updates that sit in the 'optional updates' section of my Windows Update notification bar. are they needed for anything? do they make my computer work better? what are they there for?

A:"Update for Windows 7" (in optional updates section)

Some optional updates are useful and should be installed, some like Bing related items, Silverlight aren't, since you don't mention the KB numbers it's really hard to answer that.

Post a screenshot of them.

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For the last 2 weeks every time I scan my computer with Malwarebytes it shows that there is 1 infected file, in the: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\000\t\00\00000000. It says that it is a PUP.Optional.Installrex and I get rid of it everytime but it keeps returning. I have no idea what causes this so I hope someone can help ;)
This is what the log says btw (in Dutch partly sorry for that) :
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Databaseversie: v2014.02.27.06
Windows 8 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16518
Username :: User [administrator]
27-2-2014 17:57:39
mbam-log-2014-02-27 (17-57-39).txt
Scan type: Volledige scan (C:\|)
Ingeschakelde scan opties: Geheugen | Opstartitems | Register | Bestanden en mappen | Heuristiek/Extra | Heuristiek/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Uitgeschakelde scan opties: P2P
Objecten gescand: 412176
Verstreken tijd: 37 minuut/minuten, 8 seconde(n)
Geheugenprocessen gedetecteerd: 0
(Geen kwaadaardige objecten gedetecteerd)
Geheugenmodulen gedetecteerd: 0
(Geen kwaadaardige objecten gedetecteerd)
Registersleutels gedetecteerd: 0
(Geen kwaadaardige objecten gedetecteerd)
Registerwaarden gedetecteerd: 0
(Geen kwaadaardige objecten gedetecteerd)
Registerdata gedetecteerd: 0
(Geen kwaadaardige objecten gedetecteerd)
Mappen gedetecteerd: 0
(Geen kwaadaardige objecten gedetecteerd)
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A:pup.optional.installrex keeps appearing on scans with Malwarebytes

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===I see you are running an outdated version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.To update, open the program, click the Update tab, and click the 'Click here to find out more and check it out!' link - see screen-shot.http://s28.postimg.org/olomuur6l/MB_screenshot.jpgRun the application and clean everything that is found.Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click th... Read more

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I am not very technical so please be patient with me.

In the system tray there is no longer an option to turn Windows Update icon on or off.

Not sure what happened to it.

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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?


Win 8.1

A:Optional updates listed under important updates

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

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I have a new T470p (type 20J6) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296 and System Update v5.07.0065. When I run System Update I am shown 11 optional updates. I select all these updates, click 'Next >' then 'Download'. The packages are downloaded and installed (9 successful, 2 could not be installed) then I reboot the laptop. If I then run System Update again I am offered exactly the same 11 optional updates. I've been through the entire process 5 or 6 times now. How can I 'reset' System Update so it doesn't keep offering me the same updates which it says have been successfully installed? UPDATE: If I install and use the 'Lenovo Companion' app and select 'System Update' from there I am told 'No updates are available. Your system is up to date'.

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Upon shutting down my laptop (Windows 7 SP 1) I was given the message that updates were being configured and to not shut off the computer. I found this strange as I have Windows Update set to have me choose when updates are downloaded and installed. I let it run and at the point where the updates were shown as 35% completed, it just hung there. I let it run for several minutes and it did not change. I shut off the computer using the power button.

I restarted the computer in safe mode and was quickly given a message to the effect update configuration had failed and things would be reverted. It stayed at this message for about 20 minutes and then a message indicating a cleanup was being done appeared. This lasted about 5 minutes or so and then it went to my sign in screen.

A message that I had windows updates available then appeared in the notification pane. There were 3 optional updates available, 2 for MSE which I no longer have on my computer and 1 for IE 11, which I have on my computer.

I uninstalled the IE 11 update on my computer and then tried to install the update. The installation failed twice. I then did a restore and got IE 11 back.

The update history on the Windows Update page shows the 2 failed installations of IE 11, which still appears as an available optional update, on 01/01/2015. However, the view installed updates in the Control Panel shows 44 Windows updates being installed on 01/01/2015.

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A:Strange events - failed update and installation of several updates.

I found I also have a problem with Turn Windows Features On and Off. Nothing appears in the box after opening it. From cursory research i found this may be related to the update issue.

I am downloaded the SURT and tried to run it twice. It hung for a long time and had to be closed via task manager. I see from this page that may have been normal.

I apologize for not following the instructions for posting. I wasn't really looking for a solution but some thoughts on what may have happened. Now I believe I have a corruption problem that will likely need to be fixed to allow me to update properly. I ran sfc /scannow and it didn't find any problems.

I am downloading a new SURT file and will run again. Should I start a new thread or post the results in this thread?

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These are not working/detecting updates for my system. They report no packages/drivers found/available for my system. However, if I go to the support site and manually browse through the drivers list, I find a few that are recommended (and newer than what I have installed) and one urgent (newer than I have installed)The urgent one is Intel ME for version - I have installedThe recommended one is Diagnostics Lite for version 4.22.0 - I have 4.20.1 installed When I run the following command, I get; c:\drivers\win\me\meinfowin.exe Intel MEInfo Version: Any ideas why new drivers are not being detected? This happened once before, and I manually installed the drivers. I have not manually installed these latest drivers yet. My system is Windows 10 Pro - Version 1803 - Build 17134.191BIOS - N1DET98W 2.24Vantage - Update 5 - 5.07.0072Lenovo Service Bridge - Automatic Driver Update - what's provided on support.lenovo.com ThanksDoug

A:P70: Vantage/System Update 5/Automatic Driver Update not detecting drivers/updates

Vantage and Lenovo System Update both use the SU catalog.The SU catalog is updated with the new driver around 30 days after it shows up on the support page.Lenovo must quality test the driver and build .XML entries for the catalog. Thus your support page has the most current drivers.

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T460p here. After I updated my Windows 10 to Fall Creator Update - Lenovo System Update Shows 11 Updates that are already installed - so it want's to install the same drivers over and over again. Probably a bug. Anyone with the same experience?

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Recently had a few people stay in my home for a few days. Common courtesy had me give them permission to use my computer when they needed to, but once they departed, I decided to run a scan on the computer. 
Free Trial Avast comes up clean.
Free Trial Malwarebytes is a bit different:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Scan Date: 5/23/2014
Scan Time: 11:09:25 PM
Administrator: Yes
Malware Database: v2014.05.24.01
Rootkit Database: v2014.05.21.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows 8
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Tameka
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 267992
Time Elapsed: 13 min, 50 sec
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Tameka\AppData\Roaming\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe, 724, , [062bb5a0b3c82412a25f003c31cf629e]
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys: 1
PUP.Optional.MyEmoticons.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-934097189-4001693668-3402004547-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\Search Protection, , [32ff9fb6f7843cfa041e7e23bb47f30d], 
Registry Values: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-934097189-4001693668-3402004547-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2... Read more

A:PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, PUP.Optional.MyEmoticons.A, PUP.Optional.SearchProtection

Malwarebytes blocked PUP.RiskwareTool.CK from doing something (this was outside of a scan). 
A quick Google search has led me to understand that this particular PUP is not an issue? Is this true?

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It is recommended to install all optional updates or take the time to research select only those that are relevant to your system? Can the update either be uninstalled or installed at a later date if there is a problem?

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Hi guys, I have these pending optional updates, question is, is there a need to install them? According to the Microsoft support page, some of these updates fix certain issues on some devices. I am not experiencing any of the said problems so I am wondering if I still need to install the updates. Thanks

A:Optional Updates

I had two of those, KB3042085 and 2976978. One seems to be yet another pre W10 update. Installed them OK.

If you install these would you look at something first just to satisfy my curiosity. What is your free disc space before and then after installing these ?

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Had to do another reinstall of W7. Are any of these optional updates needed ?

A:Optional Updates

Define 'needed'!
The OS will run happily and securely without them - but they do contain some nice enhancements.
I'd install everything offered except the Bing and Live stuff (unless you actually want those) - and hide those so that they don't get in the way (at least until they are updated again)

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Win 7 Ultimate.English

Always in Update: 34 optional updates available

Is there any to delete that from updates?

I am tired of the need to have that showin up every time I go to Windows Update .

Thanks in advance

A:34 optional updates available

Nobody forces you to install any updates. It is up to you what you want to install. I sometimes "hide" updates because I do not use the program to which they pertain. In Vista I have hidden all of SP2 on one system because it gave me problems on another system and it is smooth sailing since then. So as I said, it's up to you.

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I have never installed a single optional update because I don't really know what they are all about although some are obvious. So I ask: just how important are optional updates? Is it generally recommended they be installed?

Thanks in advance.

A:Optional updates

Some are fairly useful - some are fairly pointless
You need to make the decision on which you want to install for yourself - the list is way to log now to detail it.

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I'm not familiar with doing driver updates. I have 3 optionals from Windows Update. I've read both pros & cons to using Windows Update for drivers but it's been awhile, so what's the current consensus now that I'm running Windows 7? Is it 'good to go' or is it best to go to the product sites?

A:Optional Updates

Others may disagree but I believe the first place to check for updated drivers is at the computer manufacturer's website. (If it's a home built machine then check the individual manufacturer websites for motherboard, graphics card, etc.) I also think most people would say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

A few months ago Windows Updates said there was a new driver available for my Sony Vaio's Intel HD 3000 graphics. I went to the Intel site to verify. It was there so I installed it. Almost immediately I began getting blue screens. I went back to the older version and all was well. I emailed Intel and they said once they release a driver, each computer manufacturer or component manufacturer is free to optimize the driver for their particular needs. Sony hadn't optimized it and it wasn't compatible with my Vaio.

If you decide to install those drivers I'd recommend you make a restore point just in case something doesn't work. Better yet, a system image. Go to the Acer website to verify the version being offered as an optionl update is the latest and greatest for your computer. Same thing with nVidia.

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I am new to the world of Windows, and am helping a friend out with his pc.  I got it all setup and malware clean, but don't know for sure what Optional Updates I should install.  Can anyone advise me as at least what NOT to install?  This is what I got.  I should mention, that I just re-installed his OS via. the Recovery Partition, so all is new and probably out of date.  All M.S. Updates have been done.  I use a Logitec Mouse so I think I want that, and, they are very common.  The others I am not sure about.

A:Optional Updates

- I would recommend to simply install them all. Those "Update for Windows" add new features.
- Is Windows Update only recommending 9 "optional updates" ?

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There are 2 "optional" update to look closely at.
1) Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 (KB3075249)
2) Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry (KB3080149)
I think that Microshaft is up to it's old 'snooping' tricks again.  I'd advise not to install them.  Any thoughts from you gurus?
- RVAH-12

A:New (optional) updates on 8/21/15

Hi RVAH-12 I personally would install them because I see no harm in doing so. As long as they aren't drivers update, there's no real chance that they'll mess up your system. If you are one of these users that cares about privacy (in a certain way), you might just want to leave the second update out, but for the first one, it can be useful in the future (the kind of data it'll collect can be valuable to enhance Windows' protection).

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I just did a clean reinstall of windows 7 on my toshiba laptop. Now when I goto windows update it doesnt display optional updates at all. There isnt a place for it. Before the reinstall I didnt have this problem. Anyone know how I can see the optional updates?

A:Help with optional updates

Look in the Windows Update settings in Control panel. There should be a box to check that says something like "Offer optional updates the same way I receive Windows updates".

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Any danger in not installing optional updates? I have nine of them waiting in line and my machine is working just fine. Pros and cons, please?
Thanks in advance

A:Optional Updates

Optional means just that: optional. It won't hurt to not install them. I hide anything to do with Bing and, if I were to unhide them, there would be many more times nine setting there.

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Hello! I have Lenovo x260 with windows 10 x64 (Build 10240) and wireless mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2.After installing Lenovo updates mouse stop working. Now I can pair mouse, but it doesn't work. Reinstalling bluetooth drivers - also did not help.Bluetooth driver version - Intel 8260 Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology for Windows 10 (64-bit) v.19.30.1648.920

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The updates about upgrading to Windows 10 and thinking more about optional updates got me thinking that maybe I don't need all these optional updates stealing space and resources on my computer.

I'd kinda like to uninstall optional updates. Is there an easy way to identify the optional updates and uninstall them?

A:List of optional updates

Are you experiencing any problems currently?

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The following optional updates were encountered this morning waiting to be downloaded and installed. I went ahead and installed the one's I thought applied to my configuration.

Any thoughts?

KB3083800 (installed)
KB7099834 (installed)
KB3100919 (installed)
KB3100956 (no installed)
KB3101183 (installed)
KB3102429 (not installed)
KB3103696 (not installed)

A:New Windows Optional Updates

Installed them all, as most seemed helpful and the others innocuous. Mind you, the only issue was that when Windows was restarting and in the shutting down phase, the busy round dots moved onto the far left of the screen, when they're usually central. Starting up, the dots and all were in their normal place and everything seemed fine. Probably some minor blip. I have backups if things don't go well, so not worrying.

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I have Win 7 SP 1 64 bit installed on a Dell Latitude E6520 computer with i5 processor, 8 GB RAM.

I normally ignore the Windows Optional updates in the Windows Update feature.

However, a number of these have accumulated in the optional updates window when I connect to Windows Update.

I have methodically examined all of them, using the "More information" link. Some of them (odd currency compatibilities) I can easily reject. Others I have no clue.

But there are a number of .NET Framework updates listed, including the 4.5.2 version, plus several others that are described as stability/reliability/performance upgrades for earlier versions (and the .NET updates are very large files).

Should I install the earlier version updates before I install 4.5.2, or do I really need to install any of those updates?

What is the general opinion on installing optional updates? Yes, I understand the meaning of "optional." But I am interested in what experienced Windows users have to say about this issue.

I tried searching the internet, but there seems to be only polarized answers (absolutely yes or absolutely no).

A:Windows 7 optional updates

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I suspect this will have been asked before but is there a way to actually delete Win 7 optional updates e.g. for IE9 or anything else for that matter that you do not use.
OK, you can un-tick the box and don't install the update but when you reboot the reminder to update pops back up again and the box is ticked asking you to do the same update that you don't need - most annoying !!!

A:Windows optional updates

Ah, I've just seen a reply from Brink to another poster about how to set your Windows Update settings so that it does not automatically try to update so I guess that will answer my question, thanks Brink.

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I have a Toshiba pc and it updates automatically. Recently I looked at it from control panel and there are 5 optional updates not installed so i went and listed all of them but there is no continuation? How do I install the optional updates? I did check the "recommended..." in the update portion regarding how you want Windows to update?


A:how to install optional updates

Does your machine need those optional updates, can you tell us what they were for ?

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Are the 2 November Preview updates in optional required?


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Is there anyway for me to remove the all the optional updates I don't want? I hate seeing the huge list of 39 language packs every time I look at the updates!


A:Remove Optional Updates?

Hi microdude431,

To do this, you need to hide the unwanted updates. Open 'Windows Updates' and select 'View available updates'. The following screen appears.

Right click the unwanted update and select 'Hide update'. You will need to provide administrative credentials to continue. Repeat for each update that you do not wish to see. Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to do this other than individually selecting each update in turn.

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I'm running Win 7 Pro x64 without Win 10 upgrade updates. I would like to know if the following optional updates should be installed. I used to install all updates until MS started forcing the Win 10 upgrade updates and optional updates that caused problems like SFC errors.

KB3118401 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118401

KB3121255 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3121255

KB3133977 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133977

KB3137061 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3137061

KB3138901 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138901

KB3139923 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3139923

I've got the following updates hidden:


A:Optional Updates - Should They Be Installed?

I don't install this stuff. In fact I don't install any updates as long as my system is running perfetly. Any change in my code carries the risk of new bugs. Why expose myself to that.

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I see updates like Root Certificates Update, Microsoft Silverlight 1.0, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0: x86, Driver Update for Intel Graphics Controller and all those other stuffs..I have like 15 updates on the waiting list..Are they important?. I read an article about how some people had computer problems after installing some of these..

A:How important are optional updates?

Some people have problems after doing anything . . . you only need install the Optional updates you need. I like to install the Root Cert updates, but only any of the others that are needing a update,

You are not likely to have problems with any of them, you just may not need them

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Hi, please provide insights about this batch of optional updates? Should I avoid any of them? Thanks!

A:Optional Windows Updates

None of those updates stick out as being problematic.

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Seem to be getting lots of regular optional updates in the number of teens, Just looked today and I have 19 optional updates for Win 8.1 Update. Anyone know what these updates are because Windows Update certainly dont tell you?

A:19 Optional Windows Updates available

If you click on the "More Information" link next to the update, a window to Microsoft will open (assuming you have internet connection) with the details/reason for the update.

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Which ones of these below listed updates are safe to update from and avoid the imbeded windows 10 upgrade popups?

A:Windows 7 optional updates

WINDOWS 1O links are dead and buried, install them all.
They were only UP until the free offer ended.


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I was reviewing my Windows update history and found a lot of updates listed as "optional". This is strange because eveytime I receive the prompt that new updates are available, I only install the ones marked "important". When I click on my list of installed updates (where you can delete them) the list looks completely different amd they are not listed as important, recommended, or optional here. Is there a way to remove thes optional updates to free up hard drive space or is it a waste of time? Are these updates taking up enough space to make it worth the while to jump through all the necessary hoops to uninstall them?

A:Uninstalling Optional Updates

Hello Fred,

What are the optional updates for?

Some of these are recommended to install as well. For example, definition updates for MSE or Windows Defender.

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I have read up on each one but I jus't don't know if I need them. If it isn't broken why fix it, right?

any opinions?

A:Should I install any of these optional updates?

You know what they say about opinions, don't you? Opinions are like a certain body part. Everybody's got one and sometimes they stink.

A lot of folks on this Forum recommend installing all updates starting with the critical, then the important, recommended, and finally the optionals. Because in theory the updates are supposed to keep a computer safer, running smoother, etc. But as many people have discovered, even a critical update that doesn't install correctly can cause a lot of grief.

So here's my opinion FWIW. Go ahead and install the updates. But ... (1) make sure you have at least a restore point created before hand, or better yet a system image just in case something goes wrong and you need to roll back your machine; and (2) don't try to install them all at once. Keep track of the KB numbers, install maybe 4 - 5 at a time, and reboot after each group is installed. If a problem should occur you'll know which group caused the issue. Uninstall the entire group then install just one update at a time. Reboot after each individual install. If the problem reappears you'll know exactly which update is the offender. Ignore that update and continue with the rest. Yes, it's a lot slower process but I think it offers the best chance for a successful install.

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Just some advice on Microsoft optional updates. I am running W7 x64. I have several optional updates which refer to W10. I have no idea when I will install W10, is it necessary to update them ?

Update for Windows 7 x64 based Systems (KBxxxxxx)

the xxxxxx are the KB numbers. They seem to refer to help in updating W10.
I have not installed W10 as yet and not sure when I will do it.



Right-click on each of those optional updates, then select to hide it.


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Today, a bunch of updates were offered to install. Among them, I failed to installed 2 optional updates, and I thought I had them " hidden " with the intention of trying to try again later.
Somehow, they are not in the Restore Hidden Updates when I went looking for them.
I went to Microsoft Download Center and I could not find the way to " search " for them.
Someone please give me the links to download these 2 optional updates .......

Microsoft - Other Hardware - HID Non-User Input Data Filter (KB 911895)

Microsoft - Other Hardware - Microsoft Hardware USB Wireless Mouse

Thank you.


A:2 optional updates required

Have a look at this thread,

KB911895 HID Non-user Input Data Filter

I think they are related updates.

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