Windows Update Policy Changes not showing (Brother's Comp)


  1. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
       #1

    Windows Update Policy Changes not showing (Brother's Comp)


    My brother is running an alienware aurora r5 desktop with accompanying BIOS and windows 10 home 64-bit (latest stable update, so 1909 build 18363.900), dell tag 486hmd2. I'm running windows 10 pro 64 bit of the same build number, and I got my windows update policy settings changed so windows may check for updates, but never install them without my permission

    Now sometimes I use the attached batch file to enable the group policy editor on his computer, and I use the policyplus app I left on his computer ages ago to download the needed policy definition files so the GPO can be used (if there's a windows download link foir the policy files, then I would like to know please). Now I used GPO to set the windows update policy settings to match mine, and used gpupdate /force in an admin mode command prompt to force the changes

    After this,I expected either before or after a restart, in windows update I'd see a yellow * Some settings are managed by your organization. But not on his home edition; even when I used an updated version of policy plus on his computer (forgot to update it, grabbed latest debug build), and made sure the changes reflected the same as my own, I expected that to work, no go. From what im seeing, his edition of windows refuses to acknowledge or apply any policy change period. I did the holy trinity of cmd commands and found no corruption at all (sfc, dism, chkdsk)

    Wat do?
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  2. Posts : 25,093
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    BrokenDaily said:
    ...I use the attached batch file to enable the group policy editor on his computer...

    ...I expected either before or after a restart, in windows update I'd see a yellow * Some settings are managed by your organization. But not on his home edition...
    Our Brink says....

    Brink said:
    Just to note, that while you can enable the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home, it will not actually work to apply the policies in the registry.
    Enabling Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home

    While some policies can be implemented in Home by adding the corresponding registry entries (manually, or by one of Brink's .reg files) there are some group policies that will be ignored by Home. The 'Configure automatic updates' policy is one of those that is disabled in Home.

    Brink said:
    This option will not work in Windows 10 Home. Microsoft has prevented disabling automatic updates in the Home edition.
    This option will only work in the Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10

    However, if you really want control of updates in Home, then there are 3rd-party solutions, such as the one in Option Seven of the above tutorial.
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  3. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    huh....that tool sounds hella useful to me. if I get a new computer with windows 10 home, definitely getting this on it. one thing im seeing on majorgeeks, is its last update was on march 19 of this year, and my concern is if this will work on 1909 or even 2004 build versions of windows 10 and beyond

    Can you assuage my concerns and tell me otherwise?
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  4. Posts : 25,093
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    BrokenDaily said:
    ...my concern is if this will work on 1909 or even 2004 build versions of windows 10 and beyond

    Can you assuage my concerns and tell me otherwise?
    Afraid not, I don't use it myself. My Pro machines use the 'notify to download' group policy, but I let my Home machines just get the normal Window Updates


    There are others however who do use it, I'll let them comment......
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