How to Set Up Extra Optional Features in Windows 10

Dave LeClair 15-07-2016

Tucked away in the bowels of the Windows 10 Settings app 7 Default Windows 10 Settings You Should Check Immediately Microsoft made some questionable decisions with Windows 10. Some of its default settings should not be left alone. We show you how to improve privacy, conserve bandwidth, reduce distraction, and lots more. Read More is an tool that lets you add some pretty cool optional features to the OS. Most importantly, there’s an option called Graphics Tools that lets you tweak and debug various aspects of your computer system. You can get graphics debugging, frame analysis, and GPU usage.


Obviously, they’re called optional features because they’re, well, optional. You don’t need to have Graphics Tools on your PC, but if you want it (or other fonts 14 Fonts That Are Perfect for Greeting Cards & Posters Thinking of making your own greeting cards and posters but having trouble making them look great? A better font might be the answer -- and these are all FREE and FANTASTIC. Read More , the Insider Hub Be the First to Test New Windows 10 Builds as Windows Insider Windows Insiders are the first to test new Windows 10 builds. They are also the first to suffer from bugs. Here we show you how to join or leave the program and how to share... Read More , etc), here’s how to get it.

First, launch the Windows 10 Settings app. You can do so by hitting Windows Key + I. Now, click System, and then Apps & features from the menu on the left. On the top of the screen, click Manage optional features. On this screen, you’ll see the optional features you already have installed.


Above them, is an option labeled Add a feature. Click that. Now, you’ll see all the ones you don’t have installed listed in alphabetical order. Click the one you want (Graphics Tools in this example), then click Install.

That’s it! Follow those quick instructions to get some extra goodies on your Windows 10 PC!


Do you use Graphics Tools on your PC? What do you use it for? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Anonymous
    July 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I'm not sure of the practical use for this. When I follow these steps, i am shown a number of apps that I use that say "unavailable." When I go to "add a feature," I see "Graphics tools" but, no reason for adding. All the other features are fonts for which I would never have a use.