Windows 10: Some settings are controlled by your operator

  1.    30 Dec 2015 #1

    Some settings are controlled by your operator

    I upgraded my custom PC a while ago (a couple months) from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home and when I go into Windows update to enable insider features but it's greyed out and at the top it says "Some settings are controlled by your operator" this probably has something to do with me changing from a local account to a Microsoft account because when I try to delete some other files owned by my previous account it gives an error.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    30 Dec 2015 #2

    Hi, welcome to Tenforums.
    As you probably know, this legend is quite commonly encountered, and does not necessarily have anything to do with some 'organisation'.

    Can you confirm that you have seen Settings dialogues previously without the legend
    "Some settings are controlled by your organisation"?

    1. Noting your reference to a local account, I came across this:
    - Microsoft Community

    The English is poor, but it does suggest a registry fix.
    If you use this, take normal precautions with appropriate backups. E.g. At the very least export the key before changing it.

    2. Another reason for this message to appear is simply changing Privacy and similar settings.
    Using O&O Shutup to reset these settings to 'factory default' removes this legend in this case.

    (Please note this does not address issues about deleting files).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    30 Dec 2015 #3


    This has helped resolve that problem time and time again for me:

    Steps to fix 'Some settings are managed by your organization' message in Windows 10
    Step 1: Launch Start Menu by hitting the Windows Key. Type in gpedit.msc and right-click the app from the search results. Choose Run as Administrator from the context menu.
    Step 2: In the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Data Collection and Preview Builds.
    Step 3: Find the Allow Telemetry item and double-click it to edit the policies.
    Step 4: Change the setting to Enabled. Change the drop-down menu entry to 3-Full and click Apply.
    Step 5: Now open the item again and change its Setting to Not configured and hit the Save button.
    That's it. The message should no longer stop you from accessing various system settings in Windows 10.
    [Source: Bidness ETC]
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    30 Dec 2015 #4

    @fdegrove - useful info, unfortunately Shadowtech's '10 is the Home edition, so gpedit.msc will not be available.

    I have noted this to enable it in the Home edition
    How To Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) In Windows 10 Home Edition
    - but don't know if it works or is current.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    30 Dec 2015 #5


    Ooops, completely forgot about that.
    I'll give gpedit.msc from that link you provided a shot on a friend's Home edition tomorrow and report back.
    If it doesn't then a registry hack should fix it too.

    Note also how the fix provided by Bidness ITC defies all computing logic (mine anyway).....

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    30 Dec 2015 #6

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Note also how the fix provided by Bidness ITC defies all computing logic (mine anyway).....

    Yep.. there are a few things like that about Win 10 - e.g. how you can all too easily change search in Settings from 'instant' (i.e. indexed) to - well- rather slow- by changing not obviously settings in Indexing Options, or the strange effect changing Language settings can have on searching Settings.. etc, etc..
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    30 Dec 2015 #7

    Thanks guys, I'll try these and report back later.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    30 Dec 2015 #8

    I figured it out, the key mentioned in this article was the one causing the problem so I deleted it and it works now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    30 Dec 2015 #9

    Good- there are multiple ways you can get that message. As it's a common problem, it would be good to have a tutorial on this to collect known causes and fixes...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    30 Dec 2015 #10


    As it's a common problem, it would be good to have a tutorial on this to collect known causes and fixes...

    Especially so since there doesn't seem to be a universal solution to this problem. What works for one does not necessarily work for another etc.

    Cheers ,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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