update policies - how do I un-set?

  1.    #1

    update policies - how do I un-set?


    This computer is not part of a work domain or workgroup, I don't need to log in here, this is my home computer.

    When windows 10 was new, I ran a bunch of stuff that claimed to help stop Windows 10 from snooping on me, and that's what I think did this. That was many years ago though.

    So, now (not new behavior) I'm running Win Update, and it tells me that "some settings are managed by my organization" - but this is the first time it's told me why. It says Policies set on my device:

    Notify to download updates
    Source: Administrator
    Type: Group Policy

    Set Automatic Update options
    Source: Administrator
    Type: Group Policy


    So, what I'm wondering is, how do I unset these policies, so they don't come back?


    thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    You have Pro, so use the Group Policy Editor.
    E.g. Cortana, search for Group
    Windows key + r, gpedit.msc

    Here's Notify, for example.
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    A clue is it's enabled:
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    To find enabled policies, View, Filter Options then e.g.
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    'Some settings...' simply means as I think you know, some policy or registry equivalent is set to non-default.

    Pro gives you more control of updates and upgrades, but MS has somewhat improved this in 1903 for all users.


    so they don't come back?
    Don't set them, or run 3rd party tools such as WUMT and use its options which set them, or so-called 'privacy tools'.

    They won't 'come back' unless you, the user, or someone with appropriate access, does something.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18963
       #3

    Hello dukeofurl,

    If you like, you can use the tutorial below to reset Windows Update. It also includes resetting Windows Update policies back to default as well.

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    #4

    Cool, thank you so much. I'll give it a shot soon.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    #5

    Hmm, how do I find those particular policies? I found something promising at user configuration/administrative templates/Windows Components/Windows Update - there were only 3 entries there, and none of them had the name of what I was looking for, and they were all "not configured" - Where else could I find those two?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 41,331
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18963
       #6

    Did you already use the reset Windows Update tutorial above that includes clearing the update policies?
      My ComputersSystem Spec



 

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