I have Windows Update set to download only, to avoid unexpected restarts forced by automatic installs. However, I would also like to be able to download some optional updates and install at a later date, is this possible?
I am not quite sure for "Later" installation option. however, you can "Hide Update"
And either you can change the Settings to
So, you can "Download updates" and choose whether to install later on.
I'm assuming you have either never check or check but let me choose to download and install.
After you check for updates, click the optional updates. After they are downloaded, they will sit there. You can have to hit the button install updates to install them later.