"Windows Update" entry in "Settings--->Update & Security" only on PRO?


  1. Posts : 109
    Win10
       #1

    "Windows Update" entry in "Settings--->Update & Security" only on PRO?


    As I noticed the (topmost) entry "Windows Update" in Dialog

    Settings--->Update & Security

    is on my Notebook with pre-installed Windows 10 HOME NOT available.

    On another computer with Windows 10 PRO it is visible!

    Is this a misconfiguration on my Windows 10 HOME notebook?

    Or does HOME never offer this ?

    Peter
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 38,307
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, history please: (so often not stated)
    - have you previously seen W U in Settings on your Home notebook?
    - if you did, what happened since then?

    If you did, consider using a System Restore point.

    Otherwise see:
    Windows Update Is Missing in Windows 10 Settings - MajorGeeks

    N.B. if you read that carefully it does address Home too.

    A more convenient and appropriate approach thatn trying to patch in the group policy editor into Home is to get a copy of
    Policy Plus
    a free version of the GP editor with a useful find feature.

    The forum clearly prompted you for your windows build (winver) so we don't have to keep asking. Thanks.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 13,745
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2364
       #3

    As dalchina said, you ought to have that in your Settings. Home/Pro makes no difference.

    I suggest that you look in the Registry Key described in
    Hide or Show Pages from Settings - TenForumsTutorials
    to see if that entry has deliberately been hidden.
    - This Option does apply to Home.
    - No third-party tools are needed for this check.


    I don't know why a computer maker/seller would do this.
    - Did you get the computer from a reliable source?
    - Perhaps the computer maker/seller has user forums where you can ask if anybody else has had the same experience.

    These are screenshots from my Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2251
    "Windows Update" entry in "Settings--->Update & Security" only on PRO?-settings.png - "Windows Update" entry in "Settings--->Update & Security" only on PRO?-settings-update.png



    Best of luck,
    Denis
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 109
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    This is all NOT working.

    I guess its not a matter of SetVisibility but of a missing running service in background.

    I remember that the update feature was somehow blocked in past
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 38,307
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Thank you very muchj for your kind reply.

    1. No response to my post - no history provided- no indication you've tried or might believe a System Restore point might help - and as you've provided no history, that gives no clue of whether it might.

    You're really not helping either yourself or us.

    2. No response to the link I posted.

    Vague posts get vague answers.

    Try an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs and data

    Thank you again. Good luck- I'm out.
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 109
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    @dalchina,

    If I had a history, I would have already posted it here. Then the problem would also be very easy to identify. And then I would have made already a system restore (if still available). The cause of the "Missing Update" is probably months ago. I had tried in the past a few settings to stop Windows updates. I had already written that.

    As I already wrote, the solution from the link with the "Settings Page Visibility" in the Group Policy Editor does not help.
    Of course I had tried that long ago, too.

    The problem is most likely due to some update service that is not running. And I had already written that, too.

    The reference to an in-place upgrade repair install is of course the atomic bomb I want to avoid. Then I might as well restore a one year old full backup of the system partition....

    I appreciate your other helpful comments here on the forum and thank you for them. However, it is not true when you talk about vague questions and unanswered links. I have simply tried everything else discussed here already. Otherwise I would not ask again

    I guess I'll have to do an image restore.

    My Win10 version is the v22H2
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 38,307
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    The reference to an in-place upgrade repair install is of course the atomic bomb I want to avoid. Then I might as well restore a one year old full backup of the system partition....
    Thanks.

    Actually it's the opposite of what you state.

    The in-place upgrade repair keeps all progs and data and most settings

    - whereas

    Restoring an image 1 year old would be destructive.


    Before you do anything- please create a new user for test purposes.
    Log in as that user.
    If you still see the same problem, a general Windows repair may help.

    If you don't, it probably won't.

    If you have by any means tweaked your system (services, registry, some tweak tool) - this may account for your loss of the Windows Update screen.

    Whether an in-place upgrade repair would resolve that - you can only try.
      My Computers


 

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