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Microsoft has a bunch of optional updates for your Windows 10 computer. You don’t need to download them, but if you like keeping your PC as current as possible, you may want to download these.

What’s New in Windows 10?

If your PC is running the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (version 1909) or the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), then you have some updates to download. They will also come as part of September’s Patch Tuesday, so you don’t need to download them now, as you can get them then. Of course, we’re not all patient, and sometimes you just want the latest updates for your PC right now through optional updates.

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The update for Windows 10 version 1909 includes fixing an issue that prevents the Windows Movies and TV app from playing some videos, specifically .MP4. It also addresses an issue that resets Microsoft OneDrive syncing to “Known folders only” after installing a Windows update.

For Windows 10 version 1809, you’ll get a fix for an issue with using the slider control on the File Open or Save dialog when the system language is set to Hebrew. It also comes with the same OneDrive update as version 1909.

How to Install the Optional Updates

If you want the updates, you can go to Settings on your PC, then click “Update & Security.” Go to the “Windows Update” section, then navigate to the “Optional updates available” section to check for these updates.

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