Windows 10: Auto rotate greyed out

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  1.    16 Jan 2018 #1

    Auto rotate greyed out


    Updated my wife’s tablet today (16 Jan 2018) latest version
    After update the auto rotate disappears and NONE of the registry fixes to be found on-line restore it.
    Have had to uninstall latest update.
    Not good as I like tO keep her up to date.
    Any fixes that work or Microsoft to fix welcome
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  2.    16 Jan 2018 #2

    Do you have spybot anti-beacon installed by any chance? There's an option in there where you can reverse the location sensor block, also in task scheduler > spy-bot antibeacon, disable the task so it doesn't reapply all the settings. Reboot and you should have your sensors working, hopefully.
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  3.    16 Jan 2018 #3

    No nothing like that installed. This happened once before after an update but managed to fix it in the registry but these fixes not working this time
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  4.    16 Jan 2018 #4

    In device manager, are the drivers for the sensors showing a triangle?Click image for larger version. 

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  5.    17 Jan 2018 #5

    Not possible to check unless I reinstall the update which I am not willing to do just yet
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  6.    17 Jan 2018 #6

    You can check by hitting win+x > device manager > scroll down to sensors. There should be at least 4 or 5 devices under that category. No need to install updates to check.
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  7.    17 Jan 2018 #7

    There is only one sensor - Bosch Accelerometer and that is not showing any errors - the tablet is a Linx for you further info
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  8.    17 Jan 2018 #8

    Seems to me, you might be missing an orientation sensor driver. Can you put a check on hidden devices in device manager and have it show any hidden (greyed out) devices under that category? If it's hidden, most likely the driver failed to start.

    I have two regedit files I'd like you to try to get the sensors enabled and autorotation working as well. You may have done these but it couldn't hurt.
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LocationAndSensors]
    "DisableSensors"=dword:00000000
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AutoRotation]
    "Enable"=dword:00000001
    "LastOrientation"=dword:00000000
    "SensorPresent"=dword:00000001
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  9.    17 Jan 2018 #9

    At present the rotation is working as it should and the reg files: no LocationAndSensors exist in code 1
    in code 2: enable is set as you show (1) last orientation is set to 3 sensor present is set to 1
    extra line here is SlateEnable which is set to 1
    also under autorotation is NonPreseve: Last AutoRequest which is set to 0
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  10.    17 Jan 2018 #10

    So now, you got autorotation working now? Problem solved?
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