Defer upgrades greyed out; how to set it back?

  1.    #1

    Defer upgrades greyed out; how to set it back?


    Using Windows 10 Pro
    My defer upgrades option is turned on, but set greyed out.
    How can I change it again?
    The registry key is ok (
    And this (Help with defer upgrade setting on Windows 10 Pro) didn't help either.

    Can anyone help me with this please?


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    Your PC or a company supplied PC? Factory installed Windows 10, or do you or somebody else install it? Sounds like a group policy has been set.
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    Hi Alphanumeric,

    Thanks for reacting!
    It's a private owned PC. It's an inplace upgrade from 8.1
    I checked the Group Policy but "Defer upgardes and updates" is "not configured" .
    After the upgrade to Windows 10 I ticked the box to defer te upgrades myself.
    But now I cannot set it back, because it's greyed out. Strange.....


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    Ok, yes strange? You've already looked at what I would have checked. You could try setting that group policy, reboot, then go back and undo the change.
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    Well, that brought me on the right track, tanks!

    What I did (and that solved it here):
    + in policy (gpedit) : Computer configuration-> Windows Components->Windows Update -> Defer Upgrades and Updates set to Disabled
    + restart
    + that cleared the box, but the still stayed greyed out
    + set the same policy back to Not Configured
    + restart
    Did a check for updates (in Update & Security)
    + then the box was accessible again; I can use it again like from scratch

    Thanks again for thinking with me.


    Last edited by kvenl; 13 Jul 2016 at 12:47.
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  6.    #6

    I'm glad that fixed it for you. There is likely another registry entry tied to that, that is now set correctly. What got it greyed out in the first place I have no idea?
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