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  1. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #11

    dalchina said:
    @DaveH1- Tweaking.com's cautious free repair tool which Simrick refers to is considered safe- follow its cautious steps, and only use relevant repairs.

    As you say, the * in the message is new to me.
    Yes, I can report that another member here tried all the repairs, all at once, (on a VM), and it totally borked the install. You have to be very careful what you use.
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  2. Posts : 13,673
    Windows10
       #12

    Several people have reported this including myself. It looks like there is a bug somewhere and message is erroneous. I did not have any actual restrictions in place as far as I could tell.
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  3. Posts : 134
    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Thanks everyone!
    This could of course just be a bug, as some of the links say, but I would have thought that more people would be seeing it if that were the case.
    I have nothing knowingly in place to restrict telemetry.
    The telemetry level option under "privacy" settings is set to full, I have tried setting it to basic but it made no difference.
    I do a full system image every week anyway (and ERUNT automatically backs up my registry on the first boot of every day), so I will do an image backup later today and try the tweaking.com repair tool.
    I don't want to get into system resets and in-place repairs, that's a really last resort IMO and this is only an annoyance, it doesn't seem to be causing any functional problems!
    Cheers, Dave.
    :)
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  4. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #14

    DaveH1 said:
    Thanks everyone!
    This could of course just be a bug, as some of the links say, but I would have thought that more people would be seeing it if that were the case.
    I have nothing knowingly in place to restrict telemetry.
    The telemetry level option under "privacy" settings is set to full, I have tried setting it to basic but it made no difference.
    The anti-telemetry changes would have to have been done by a third party for it to make a difference (O&O Shutup, etc.)
    DaveH1 said:
    I do a full system image every week anyway (and ERUNT automatically backs up my registry on the first boot of every day), so I will do an image backup later today and try the tweaking.com repair tool.
    Good. Let us know how that goes.
    DaveH1 said:
    I don't want to get into system resets and in-place repairs, that's a really last resort IMO and this is only an annoyance, it doesn't seem to be causing any functional problems!
    Cheers, Dave.
    :)
    Just so you understand, an in-place repair is not a last resort, and retains all applications, settings (except for what it might correct) and data. It's definitely something to be done before looking at reset/refresh/clean install, which remove stuff.
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  5. Posts : 25,032
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #15

    "*some settings are hidden or managed by your organisation" means, as Dalchina says in post #4, that there's a non-standard registry setting. Whether this was set through group policy, a third party app or by the user themselves in Regedit can be difficult to track down.

    As an example (not, unfortunately, the one the OP wants) here's one I know of, having set it myself. You can try it yourself to see the effects. Create the DWORD AllowTelemetry with the value 0 in... Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection

    This adds the red message (complete with the '*') in Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diasgnostics and greys out the 'Select how much data you send to Microsoft' options. This registry setting will be retained after an in-place upgrade, either to the same version or upgrading to Creators (I know, having done both). Delete AllowTelemetry and that setting page returns to normal.
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  6. Posts : 134
    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Thanks @simrick.

    Well, you're not going to believe this, but it seems to be fixed, and I have absolutely no idea why!


    I booted into Windows 10 (I have a multi-boot machine) and the message was still there, as expected.
    I then downloaded and installed the Tweaking.com repair tool.

    I looked around its menus to see what it could do, but didn't actually run any of the routines.
    I then looked at Windows Update again, and the red message had gone, both from the first page and the Advanced Options page!

    Now I obviously have no way of proving that installing the repair tool had anything to do with this, although I can't for the life of me imagine why it would have done. As I said, I didn't actually run any of the repair options!

    Just as a test, I then uninstalled the Tweaking.com repair program, and the message still didn't come back.
    I then did a manual ERUNT backup of the registry, and then restored the automatic backup that it had created when I first booted into Windows 10, when the message was definitely present, and rebooted again. The message still did not come back, so it's presumably nothing to do with anything in the registry.

    This is quite bizarre. If it suddenly fixed itself now, for an unknown reason, it would be an enormous coincidence.
    Does the mere act of installing the repair tool do anything to the system? Surely not.

    I don't know about any of you, but I for one really hate it when that happens. I'm pleased that the message has gone, but I still want to know why it was there in the first place, and why it has now suddenly disappeared for no apparent reason!

    Cheers, Dave.
    :)
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  7. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #17

    DaveH1 said:
    Thanks @simrick.

    Well, you're not going to believe this, but it seems to be fixed, and I have absolutely no idea why!


    I booted into Windows 10 (I have a multi-boot machine) and the message was still there, as expected.
    I then downloaded and installed the Tweaking.com repair tool.

    I looked around its menus to see what it could do, but didn't actually run any of the routines.
    I then looked at Windows Update again, and the red message had gone, both from the first page and the Advanced Options page!

    Now I obviously have no way of proving that installing the repair tool had anything to do with this, although I can't for the life of me imagine why it would have done. As I said, I didn't actually run any of the repair options!

    Just as a test, I then uninstalled the Tweaking.com repair program, and the message still didn't come back.
    I then did a manual ERUNT backup of the registry, and then restored the automatic backup that it had created when I first booted into Windows 10, when the message was definitely present, and rebooted again. The message still did not come back, so it's presumably nothing to do with anything in the registry.

    This is quite bizarre. If it suddenly fixed itself now, for an unknown reason, it would be an enormous coincidence.
    Does the mere act of installing the repair tool do anything to the system? Surely not.

    I don't know about any of you, but I for one really hate it when that happens. I'm pleased that the message has gone, but I still want to know why it was there in the first place, and why it has now suddenly disappeared for no apparent reason!

    Cheers, Dave.
    :)
    I forgot to tell you, I waived my magic wand over your system.

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    I don't know what to say. Simply installing Tweaking won't do anything.
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  8. Posts : 35,422
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #18

    Clearly you threatened it sufficiently...
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  9. Posts : 134
    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Yes, I guess I must have done!
    And, @simrick, if it was your magic wand, I hope you keep it to hand and fully charged here at all times!

    I guess it's going to be one of those things that will never be explained.
    Clutching at straws here, but I'm wondering if deleting those registry keys did in fact do the trick, but for some reason it didn't produce a result straight away. Unlikely though that sounds, that's all I can think of.
    It would be an almost unbelievable coincidence if it spontaneously fixed itself at the same time that I was working on it with your help!
    Anyway, if it comes back, you'll all be the first to know!
    Cheers and thanks for all your help all of you, I'm loving this forum already!
    Cheers,
    Dave.
    :)
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  10. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #20

    DaveH1 said:
    Yes, I guess I must have done!
    And, @simrick, if it was your magic wand, I hope you keep it to hand and fully charged here at all times!

    I guess it's going to be one of those things that will never be explained.
    Clutching at straws here, but I'm wondering if deleting those registry keys did in fact do the trick, but for some reason it didn't produce a result straight away. Unlikely though that sounds, that's all I can think of.
    It would be an almost unbelievable coincidence if it spontaneously fixed itself at the same time that I was working on it with your help!
    Anyway, if it comes back, you'll all be the first to know!
    Cheers and thanks for all your help all of you, I'm loving this forum already!
    Cheers,
    Dave.
    :)
    It was obviously the magic wand trick.
    Please go ahead and mark the thread as solved; you can unmark it, if it appears again. Cheers Dave!
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