Optional Updates no longer appear in the Windows Update screen


  1. gil
    Posts : 193
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       #1

    Optional Updates no longer appear in the Windows Update screen


    Hi. This is the Win ver I have.
    Optional Updates no longer appear in the Windows Update screen-image.png

    I used to have Optional Updates option here:
    Optional Updates no longer appear in the Windows Update screen-image.png

    This is no longer available.

    I'd like to know how to get it back.
    I did use DDU to stop windows from auto downloading drivers, because it messes my audio drivers. But I still want this option except the auto download function.

    Also, this is my gpedit.msc config
    Optional Updates no longer appear in the Windows Update screen-image.png

    Optional Updates no longer appear in the Windows Update screen-image.png

    Optional Updates no longer appear in the Windows Update screen-image.png
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 35,560
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    The Optional Updates Option will only appear if one or more is available..

    It would seem you probably won't get that for drivers given your setting for drivers. For example, I see it currently: clicking it offers an optional driver update.
    You might consider changing that to specify that only your audio driver is not updated:
    Prevent Windows Update from Updating Specific Device Driver

    Don't use Windows 10's 'Optional Updates' if you want a stable system
    Windows 10's new optional updates explained | Computerworld
      My Computers


  3. gil
    Posts : 193
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    The Optional Updates Option will only appear if one or more is available..

    It would seem you probably won't get that for drivers given your setting for drivers. For example, I see it currently: clicking it offers an optional driver update.
    You might consider changing that to specify that only your audio driver is not updated:
    Prevent Windows Update from Updating Specific Device Driver

    Don't use Windows 10's 'Optional Updates' if you want a stable system
    Windows 10's new optional updates explained | Computerworld
    Which setting is it exactly that you see I have that prevents drivers from downloading?
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 35,560
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Thank you for your reply.


    You have updates set to 'Notify'.
      My Computers


 

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