1.    10 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Home

    Mysterious 'updates need to be installed' notification

    Windows 10 Home installs updates automatically so it shouldn't be that-but the icon is from the Windows Settings app & the message doesn't further identify what updates need to be installed. Any guesses?
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  2.    11 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,648
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.105

    I have seen this happen if new hardware has been installed and Windows recognises that a driver update is needed. Alternatively it can happen if an update has been downloaded but not yet installed for reasons such as a heavy use of the computer preventing the automatic installation going ahead.
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  3.    11 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Home

    Thanks. No new hardware so I'll assume it's a Windows update that didn't install automatically for some reason. Unless 'new hardware' might be old hardware on a new port? I've seen that reinstall drivers. Heavy use is hard to say, mostly this is used for Internet & games but maybe it tried to install while an automatic scan was in progress or something.
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